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HL Ed Camp sidelined indefinitely

Head linesman Ed Camp has been off the field this season, apparently sidelined by a grave illness earlier this year.

Sources familiar with the situation say that Camp was in intensive care for an undisclosed illness. While we have heard he was in serious condition during the preseason, we do not have information on his current condition. Camp continues to be listed as an active official, but he is replaced on Bill Leavy’s crew by a head linesman whose crew is on a bye week. There is no information at this time if or when he will return to the field this season.

Camp is not permitted to speak to the media as an active official, and the league declined comment. The officials union did not respond before publication.

Football Zebras would like to, on behalf of the entire officiating community, extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers in Ed’s recovery and to his family. Feel free to express your sentiments in the comment area at the bottom of this post, and we will make sure that he receives them.

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17 thoughts on “HL Ed Camp sidelined indefinitely

  1. EC … praying for your quick healing and recovery. This game needs you! Hope you are back on your feet, and the field, soon. DBuck

  2. I’m praying for you and your medical team, Mr. Camp. I hope to see you back on the field soon!

  3. Good luck Ed. His condition is private so I do not blame the league Or union for not supply us details as much as I would like to know.

  4. Eddie its Howard H here in Chatham NJ. I sent you an email today but not sure you are checking email. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Anything you need give me a call.

  5. Thoughts and prayers with Ed Camp.
    From all officials of the Central Jersey NJFOA. R Stupienski

  6. Dear Ed. Rita & I look for you on the every week. Was shocked to hear you haven’t been well. Sending you all our good thoughts & prayers for a speedy recovery. Steve & Rita Schneps

  7. Ed, hope you feel better soon. We need a Bergen County guy in the NFL. In the meantime, I have a “hoops” game for you at Indian Hills. Best wishes from Florida. Ron Mastrolia

  8. Ed, as a member of the St. Cecilia family, I will say a prayer for a speedy recovery. Saints needs you in the N F L Stay well.

  9. Edgar, so sorry to hear that you’ve been sick. Wishing you a full recovery and hope to see you back on the field in 2015. Bergenfield, NJ and St. Cecilia HS are proud of you!!

  10. Eddie

    Whatever it is, fight hard. Learned a lot from you. Loved working with you.

    Bill Paller from Haworth

  11. Thought you were working the Super Bowl! Sorry to hear that your are not feeling well – thinking about you and all the great memories growing up in Bergenfield.

    Brian Wexler

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