NBA To Penalize "Floppers" This Season - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

NBA To Penalize "Floppers" This Season

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (AP) -

The NBA will penalize floppers this season, fining players for repeated violations of an act a league official says has "no place in our game."

Players will get a warning the first time, then be fined $5,000 for a second violation. The fines increase to $10,000 for a third offense, $15,000 for a fourth and $30,000 the fifth time. Six or more could lead to a suspension.

The NBA said flopping will be defined as "any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player."

The players' association plans to file a grievance and an unfair labor practice charge, saying economic penalties needed to be bargained with the union first.

 

Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.