Torbert crew fails to enforce forward-fumble rule

In the Week 11, Thursday Night Football game between the Steelers and Titans, referee Ron Torbert and his crew failed to enforce the fourth down fumble rule at the end of the first half. With under a minute to go, Antonio Brown caught a pass, was hit and fumbled the ball

Hochuli crew has first ejections of the year

Two players were ejected from the Bears-Titans preseason game on Sunday afternoon at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.  The ejections came at 10:51 in the 2nd quarter (video) and involved an altercation after the whistle between Titans left guard Quinton Spain and Bears defensive tackle Jaye Howard. Video appears to show Spain

Suspending referees uncommon in NFL

7 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

Safety calls, roughness on QB: Roundtable reviews Week 5 calls

Football Zebras Roundtable We had a few calls this week that were borderline judgement calls. How close were they? Former NFL officiating supervisors Jim Daopoulos and Larry Upson helped us unpack three controversial calls from Week 5. Both Larry and Jim did extensive game video while working in the league office.