Meriweather suspended 2 games for head hits

After delivering two illegal hits with his helmet, Washington safety Brandon Meriweather has two weeks to think about it, assuming he can still remember the blows he delivered. By virtue of his actions, he is suspended from further participation for the next two weeks. He does have the ability to appeal

Patriots no-holding call, Cowboys loose ball on punt: Roundtable examines Week 6 calls

Football Zebras Roundtable We asked our officiating roundtable to review the Patriots game-winning touchdown for a possible holding foul and a Washington punt with an interesting recovery. Helping us interpret the call are two former officiating supervisors, Jim Daopoulos and Larry Upson. They were responsible for reviewing game film each week

Pereira: “a pretty well-officiated Sunday”

Week 2 of the 2013 NFL season is in the books and, as usual, former NFL vice president for officiating and current FOX Sports officiating analyst Mike Pereira had many calls to break down. Pereira said that Bill Leavy's crew was correct is calling the Buccaneers' Adrian Clayborn and Dashon Goldson

Catching up: Pereira gives high praise to wild card crews

Former NFL vice president for officiating and current Fox Sports officiating expert, Mike Pereira, gave high marks to the wild card crews.  Pereira says even though the officials had many difficult calls to make, the officials got them right and were not part of the game story. Pereira broke down three

HL McKenzie moved off Redskins game

Head linesman Dana McKenzie won't have to worry about Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall this weekend. To avoid a potential issue, the league has moved his assignment some 35 miles up the road. CSN Washington reporters Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir are saying that McKenzie is not working the Redskins home playoff

Officials need to own up to mistakes

There is no worse feeling for a football official than when they blow a call.  An official would rather be knocked over by Brian Urlacher at full speed than miss a call.  And in officiating, the worst call one can make is to blow an inadvertent whistle.  An inadvertent whistle (IW)

Week 4 discipline report

Total through Week 3: 19 fines, $235,000. Zebra Blog fine meter $   3 6 0, 0 0 0 FINES 2 8 SUSP 0 Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour, $7,500 for unnecessary roughness and $7,500 for facemask foul. Patriots safety Patrick Chung, $7,500 for unnecessary roughness. Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, $15,000 for leading with helmet on a tackle. The hit resulted in a fumble returned for