Wrong, Al. We're talking NF here. As I stated in
my first post on this, NF clearly states all
restarts for Misconduct, irrespective of where the
misconduct occurs, take place WHERE THE BALL WAS.
(That is in fact a major reason why I did my memo
on NF differences with USSF.)
Check Rule 12.8, Misconduct, on pages 54-56. All
restarts for Misconduct are where the ball was.
The clause "unless the game has been stopped for
some other reason" does not apply, since we are
speaking of stopping the game SOLELY for
And therefore, this presents the "inconsistency"
in 13.2.2(j), about which Jason and Bud posted. I
would suggest it's not really an inconsistency -
it's simply a provision with absolutely no
applicability. It says, "from the spot of the
infraction" if "the game is stopped for misconduct
and no other restart takes precedence." But then
it cites the Misconduct rule by rule number; and
when you read those 4 sections, all four say,
"Where The Ball Was." So there is no way
13.2.2(j) can EVER apply.
That provision is about as useful as Jim Gordon
telling me, from the comfort of his living room in
Spain, that I'm wasting my time reanalyzing USA NF
rules he won't see for 6 years (and citing me
instead to a 4 year old review, and a prior DH
analysis even DH had since updated <g>).
Michael D. Cotleur, F.E.R.C. Trial Attorney
tel. (202) 502-8519 fax. (202) 502-6147
"L'homme est ce qu'il fait." (Andre Malraux)
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 01:16:56 +0000
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it's not an inconsisty it's for 2 differnet situations:
1. If misconduct is committed by a player on the field while the ball is inn
play, the restart is an IFK where the offense occurred.
2. If misconduct is commited by a player off the field, a substitute or other
person (coach, manager, trainer ... all these are on the roster) and play is
stopped to handle it, the restart is an IFK where the ball was when play was