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Week 9

Tony Corrente fined one game check for swearing into open mic

The Associated Press reports that referee Tony Corrente has been fined one game check for his actions in Week 9 during the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins game in which he used R-rated language directed at his crew-mates while his microphone was on.  His foul language was broadcast over the Lucas Oil Stadium public address…

Despite inadvertent whistle, Panthers TD is allowed to stand, incorrectly

Week 9: Panthers at Redskins (video) Another Redskins game where DeAngelo causes an officiating problem. No, DeAngelo Hall, the Redskins cornerback, did not raise another ruckus. Rather DeAngelo Williams, the Panthers running back, was given a touchdown, which should have been the call, while at the same time should not have been. Williams ran down…

Leavy hits Steelers with 3 questionable calls

A series of calls in the second quarter by Bill Leavy’s crew were questionable at best. Non-restrictive pass interference. A deep incomplete pass was flagged for defensive pass interference, despite a lack of contact that restricted the wide receiver. The penalty gave the Giants 41 extra yards on their touchdown drive. Because the receiver appeared…