|Posted by shawn cassidy on January 8, 2014 at 5:00 AM|
Jarred Sullinger either wanted to see "our" Buckeyes lose to MSU, or he had a lapse of judgment after being ejected Tuesday night against Denver. Sullinger shouldn't be suspended, but the NBA could if they see Sully's flagrant fouls worthy of a possible ban for a game or two. I've seen much worse in the NBA, but things have been watered down int the NBA so will see. Sully will learn from this, but perhaps he was a bit frustrated by the first flagrant foul, in which he didn't hit the guy over the head, and honestly it was a hard foul at best.
It raises Sullinger's flagrant foul point total to five points. The next flagrant foul he is whistled for this season will result in him being suspended for at least one game.
If Sullinger is whistled for a flagrant-1 foul, he will be suspended for the next game following the one in which his point total exceeded five points.
He could potentially wind up being suspended for two games if the next flagrant foul he commits is considered a flagrant-2 which is an automatic ejection from the game.
And if Sullinger's flagrant foul point total reaches seven or more and he commits a flagrant-1 or flagrant-2 foul afterwards, that would result in an automatic two-game suspension.
The NBA defines a flagrant-1 foul as "unnecessary contact by a player against an opponent."
The opposing team is awarded two free throws and possession of the ball.
Flagrant-2 fouls are defined as "unnecessary and excessive contact committed by a player against an opponent."
The opposing team is awarded two free throws and possession of the ball, while the player who commits the foul is automatically ejected.