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Former NFL official Sid Semon passes away

Sid Semon, 1935 – 2014 Former NFL head linesman Sid Semon has died.  According to his obituary, Mr. Semon died this past July 15 at the age of 78. Semon attended USC and played baseball for the school.  After college, he taught high school science in the Los Angeles area for 35-years and coached baseball,…

NFL retires Jerry Seeman’s jersey number

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No. 70 will never be worn again by an official The NFL made history this weekend at its officiating clinic in Dallas, as it announced that it will retire the number 70 jersey in honor of former NFL referee and supervisor of officials, Jerry Seeman.  Seeman worked Super Bowls XXIII and XXV as a referee,…

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Jeff Darlington reports from the Officials Clinic in Dallas for NFL Network.

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Brad Allen: ‘a double rookie’ at clinic

AP reporter Stephen Hawkins speaks to first-year NFL official Brad Allen, who is the first official in 50 years to work the referee position in his first NFL season.

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NFL Officials Clinic opens in Dallas

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It is only 2½ days, but in its own way it is a grueling training camp. The NFL officials are meeting today in Dallas for their annual clinic weekend, a chance for NFL vice-president of officiating Dean Blandino to have his entire staff in the same room two weeks prior to the first preseason game.…

Mark Pellis is 13th offseason hire by NFL

The league announced that Mark Pellis has been hired to fill the vacancy left by the surprise retirement of Mike Carey, who left the field to become an officiating analyst for CBS Sports. He is the 13th college official hired by the NFL this offseason. Pellis comes to the NFL from the American Athletic Conference…