By 1994, the league added a ‘taunting’ clause to its technical-foul rule to, in effect, penalize a player for non-verbal trash talking.
But they got it wrong when they voted to allow officials to penalize teams 15 yards for any on-field celebration deemed excessive.
These actions are tempting because they enable greater control, but they are illegal and a decent referee will be sure penalize the player in a game.
Physicians and hospitals fear the practice could unfairly penalize practitioners and say there's no way to benchmark quality accurately.
My advice for next year is to avoid leagues that penalize players for having too large a role in the offense.
Introducing the value of farmland into the assessment process would unfairly and severely penalize farm families, whose farmland land bears little relationship to its earning potential.
It discharges this function in many cases, but in many others it remains silent, merely enacting a provision which appears to penalize an act or an omission without any reference to fault.
Action that is shutting factory production could see individual farmers, identified to the High Court, penalised by fines, if they refuse to move.
We are already penalised by car parking charges and an inability to benefit from citizen's privileges such as free entry days.
Basketball is supposed to be a non-contact sport and referees penalise players that bump, barge and shove an opponent.