Replacement Ref Who Signaled Touchdown In Packers/Seahawks Game Wasn’t Good Enough To Ref Division I Football
According to a tutor at a football officiating academy in Utah, the side judge who signaled touchdown by Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate on the final play of Monday night's Packers/Seahawks game -- a blown call that clearly should have been ruled an interception, and has since led to a national crisis -- wasn't ready to officiate at the Division I college football level.
According to an officiating tutor in Salt Lake City, side judge Lance Easley was good at being a Christian, but not (yet) so good at refereeing football games. Via USA Today:
He wasn't deemed good enough to become a Division I college official this summer, according to Karl Richins and his staff of Division I college officials at Stars and Stripes Academy for Football Officials in Salt Lake City.
"I got to know Lance at a June academy I worked at in Reno and when he came to my academy in July," Richins said. "He's a very polite, good Christian gentleman, a good father to his son, Daniel, who was at my academy as well.
"But was Lance ready to work at the NFL level? Absolutely not."
This should make the folks in Green Bay ecstatic.
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