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Flagrant Foul South San Antonio High School basketball player Tony Limon can now be placed into the same category with such professional athletes like Juan Marichal Kermit Washington Dale Hunter and most recently Marty McSorley All men crossed that fuzzy line between which actions on the field are acceptable and which ones are not Pitcher Juan Marichal received a mere nine-day suspension for a bat-swinging incident in the midst of a bench-clearing brawl Washington was banned for two months after throwing a vicious blow to the face of Rudy Tomjanovich Washington Capitals center Dale Hunter was suspended for twenty-one games for crosschecking Pierre Turgeon in the back after he scored a goal The newest member of this notorious group is Boston Bruins veteran Marty McSorley a player with a track record for violent behavior on the ice But he reached the pinnacle of his brutal acts and most likely the end of his career by swinging his weapon across the head of the unsuspecting Donald Brashear McSorley has been suspended for the remainder of the NHL season and possibly more At the age of 37 what would be more fitting than a lifetime ban Tony Limon deliberately threw an elbow to the face of Brent Holmes which fractured Holmess nose and resulting in plastic surgery to repair the damage With such an act especially at the high school level the easy decision for the school was to kick Limon off the team What followed certainly came as a surprise and quite possibly a wake-up call to the sports world Could anyone have ever imagined that an incident on the sports field would lead to a 5-year jail sentence Well somebody should have known the possibilities Contrary to the beliefs of many the sports arena is not a place to vent out frustration at least not in that manner Should we consider Tony Limon to be a special case though He did plead no contest to
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