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    Thursday, January 01, 2015

    Held Ball vs 3 in the Key

    Q: I was officiating with a fellow from my high school association that blew a 3 second call during a held ball in the key. While we were discussing the call, he told me that senior officials have told him that if there is a held ball in the key, he should always go with the 3 seconds call. I had never heard that before. My thinking was that you can't travel, nor get called for out of bounds during a held ball, so that logic to me extends to a held ball in the key. What is the interpretation of that situation?

    A: Your interpretation is correct. Once a held ball occurs, there is shared control between teams so a 3-second violation cannot be called. The count should be suspended and a held ball should be called.
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