NFL Official: 'Grandmoms' Could've Made Right Call

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NFL field judge Boris Cheek says while the league and the regular officials are meeting, he doesn't know if the latest controversial call Monday night will expedite the end of the lockout.

He says it wasn't a tough call, "our grandmoms sitting at home can probably make that call."

Cheek, an NFL official for 17 years, says the ruling on the game-winning touchdown in the Green Bay-Seattle game was the result of a breakdown in mechanics and communication by the replacement officials.

The call has raised hopes the regular officials will be back soon.

Cheek says the lockout is not "good for the game of football" and the regular officials "want to go to back to work, but it has to be the right deal for 121 guys."


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