Over the last year or so, illegal hits and player safety have been the biggest stories in sports. How to address each seems to be a growing and evolving problem for the exceptionally physical NFL and NHL, with officials in both leagues struggling with the issues.
The NFL is still dealing with the never-ending nightmare known as "Bountygate," and the possibility of lawsuits from former players is looming large on the horizon. And the NHL playoffs have looked more like a cage match on ice than championship caliber hockey.
They aren't alone either. The NBA, MLB and MLS have all seen their share of recent problems.
The recent flagrant foul on the Thunder's James Harden courtesy of the Lakers' Metta World Peace, the NBA's one-time poster child for excessive violence, has again sparked debate about how the league should deal with repeat offenders.
This year has just been crazy, and there has been plenty of ugliness to go around. Let's take a look at 20 of the most flagrant fouls we've seen in sports over the last year.