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03-18-2011, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by infidelappel View Post
The two are pretty clear in the rules...there's really no question about what constitutes a dive or an embellishment. The problem is just in the officiating; refs don't want to call a dive only. If they call both it just makes it easier for them to avoid catching flak for a tough decision...therefore players always embellish.

Distinguishing them doesn't do anything; punishing them is the only thing that will.
By "distinction" I meant to carry increasing levels of punishment.... The two may be technically defined by the league, but if the penalties are the same than the two are not really separately defined.

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