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U Garth DeFelice leaves field for regional supervisor post

Umpire Garth DeFelice watches the line as it closes in on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (David Silverman/New Engalnd Patriots)

Veteran’s move leaves 11 vacancies for 2014 Football Zebras exclusive Football Zebras can report that umpire Garth DeFelice will leave the field and become one of the regional supervisors for the officiating office. The supervisors have traditionally been the graders that evaluate the game tapes for accuracy in the officials’ calls. This position used to…

Patriots get interference flag on last-second play, seconds later flag picked up

Game ends on defensive pass inter…ception Post updates: comments from former supervisor Jim Daopoulos and pool report with referee Clete Blakeman With three seconds to go, down by 4, and with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at the helm, you know that there is pending drama (video). Brady was intercepted in the end zone by the…

The NFL needs to impose severe penalties for fouls against officials

Fines are not deterring players There was a frightening scene in Pittsburgh this week as the Washington Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall was ejected for verbally abusing Dana McKenzie and acting in an aggressive manner toward the head linesman (video).  Hall was guilty of violating Rule 12-3-1 of the NFL rules. Under no condition is an official…