Player O on offense is the intended receiver of a pass and is standing in the endzone. Player D on defense bumps into O and the pass ends up incomplete. Player O calls a foul. Player D does not contest.
What is the result?
According to XVI.H.3.b.2 (Receiving fouls), the intended receiver would gain possession "at the spot on the playing field closest to the spot of the infraction". Since this is the Playing Field and not the Playing Field Proper, it would include the endzone. So, would this count as a point scored?
I recall having to bring the disc back to the endzone line in 10th Edition so I went and looked it up and the same rule specifically says "the player fouled gains possession at the spot on the goal line closest to the location of the infraction."
Okay. So that makes sense, the rule was changed for 11th edition. However, the one thing that still confuses me is that the Force-Out-Foul rule specifically says "If an uncontested force-out foul results in an in-bounds player landing outside the end zone being attacked when they would have landed in the end zone without the foul, a goal is awarded."
Now I'm confused again... why would the force-out-foul rule specifically state that a goal is awarded in this case? Specifically stating it implies that you don't normally award a goal from a receiving foul. Is it just legacy from 10th edition?
Receiving Foul in the endzone