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Eastin on sideline for Preseason Week 2

[media-credit name=”Mike Jurecki | XTRA 910 Sports.” align=”alignright” width=”150″][/media-credit] Shannon Eastin will have to wait at least week to continue her history-making stint as the first female NFL referee. A source with knowledge of the second week assignments of the replacement officials indicates that Eastin will be in uniform, but will be an alternate. In…

Gambling ties sneak in back door of NFL

The gap between the NFL and legal gambling activities has just become much narrower. It was from a side of the business that the league would least like to have associated with games of chance. The NFL Referees Association has pointed out that replacement official Shannon Eastin, who will become the first woman to officiate…

First female official doesn’t earn stripes, milestone comes with asterisk

According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, former Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference referee Shannon Eastin has been assigned as an official for Thursday’s Packers-Chargers preseason game. It is the first time a female has been assigned to officiate an NFL game, preseason or otherwise. While this is a monument of women’s athletic achievement, that…