Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NBA Ejection: Bennett Salvatore (1)

Crew Chief Bennett Salvatore ejected Kings forward Thomas Robinson for a flagrant foul penalty 2 in the 4th quarter of the Pistons-Kings game. With 10:00 remaining in the 4th period, Robinson illegally elbowed Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko in the neck/head area. Had no contact occurred, officials could have ruled a violation (live ball) or a technical foul (incl. dead ball) if the act was deemed unsportsmanlike. Because replays indicate significant contact occurred to the opponent's chin or neck as a result of this unnecessary and excessive act, the prescribed penalty of a flagrant foul type two was correctly assessed and enforced. At the time of the ejection, the Kings were leading, 79-74. The Kings ultimately won the contest, 105-103.

Salvatore's ejection from slot/center was mirrored by trail official, Referee David Jones.

Wrap: Detroit Pistons at Sacramento Kings, 11/7/12
Video: Robinson elbows opponent above shoulder height, is ejected for unnecessary, excessive contact


Cricket said...

This would be the definition of "completely unnecessary."

He should be suspended for such an intentional act of violence.

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