Monday, April 26, 2010
No further punishment for Najera
Word just came down from the league office that there will be no further punishment handed out to Eduardo Najera for his his hard foul on the Spurs' Manu Ginobili in Sunday's Game 4.
Najera was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul, which results in an automatic ejection and is reviewed by the league. Another Flagrant 2 on Najera would result in an automatic one-game suspension.
Here are the league guidelines for flagrant fouls during the postseason:
A player will receive one point for Flagrant 1 fouls and two points for Flagrant 2 fouls. If the player's point total exceeds three points, he will receive an automatic suspension following the game in which his point total exceeds three points, and for each additional flagrant foul committed during the playoffs, as follows:
- Player at 2 points commits a Flagrant 2 foul: automatic 1 game suspension
- Player at 3 or 4 points commits a Flagrant 1 foul: automatic 1 game suspension
- Player at 3 or 4 points commits a Flagrant 2 foul: automatic 2 game suspension
- Player at 5 points or more commits a Flagrant foul (1 or 2): automatic 2 game suspension