What you described is just like an exploit that was often abused. Could be a coincidence though, and you just saw a remarkably similar bug.
yeah i dont really know tbh, could be someone exploiting/hacking. or could be a bug. from what ive heard and seen tho its bug thats been fairly common. just hope its getting fixed either way, that situation i experienced in the huttball game was immensly frustrating to say the least