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Suspending referees uncommon in NFL

6 known suspensions of officials for on-field incidents The NFL rarely has suspended officials for their conduct on the field, although it is possible that some may have occurred without public knowledge. Also, there are two known cases of officials (not included here) who were originally assigned to the Super Bowl and had that assignment…

NFL may consider wiping out touchdowns if player taunts during live ball

NCAA rule on Competition Committee agenda There was quite a bit of chatter in the aftermath of Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver Golden Tate’s over the top taunting on his way to the end zone and a Seahawks’ touchdown (video).   The NFL fined Tate $7,875 for his unsportsmanlike conduct and the officials penalized Tate’s foul on the…

Media tape: 10-sec runoffs, holding by hair, no touchback on ‘force-out’

Dean Blandino, vice president of officiating at the NFL, has released his weekly tape for the media on rules clarifications (140 MB download). Here are the items under discussion: During the final minute of the second quarter of the Seahawks-Cardinals game, the discussion of a 10-second runoff came up twice. The first was properly applied…