Flagrant Foul, Penalty 2 (Mid-air Tackle)
This is an example of a Flagrant Foul, Penalty 2. A Flagrant Foul, Penalty 2 is defined as contact that is unnecessary AND excessive. The defensive player on this play tackles the airborne offensive player in a dangerous manner. This is a non basketball play toward a vulnerable player with a high potential for injury. The penalty for a Flagrant 2 is two free throws for the offended player, and his team would also retain possession of the ball. The offending player would also be ejected from the game, pending confirmation of the call via Instant Replay review.