No Suspension For Taurasi For Breaking Davenport's Nose

According to an official league source, Diana Taurasi’s technical foul on Jessica Davenport has been upgraded to a Flagrant 2 and she was assessed an undisclosed fine. She will not be suspended.

Taurasi broke Davenport’s nose with an elbow thrown with about 3 minutes remaining in Sunday’s game against the Indiana Fever.

There was no additional penalty assessed to Shavonte Zellous for her hit on DeWanna Bonner that sent Bonner to the hospital.

Considering league precedent, this seems like a fair ruling to me.

Here is the official definition of a flagrant foul:

B. FOULS: FLAGRANT-UNSPORTSMANLIKE
To be unsportsmanlike is to act in a manner unbecoming to the image of professional
basketball. It consists of acts of deceit, disrespect of officials and profanity.

The penalty for such action is a technical foul. Repeated acts shall result in
expulsion from the game and potentially a fine.

A flagrant foul-penalty (1) is unnecessary contact committed by a player
against an opponent.

A flagrant foul-penalty (2) is unnecessary and excessive contact committed
by a player against an opponent. It is an unsportsmanlike act and the offender is
ejected following confirmation by instant replay review.

The offender will be subject to a fine and/or suspension by the President.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.