SEC Suspends Officiating Crew

[stextbox id=”alert”]Wow. The Southeastern Conference actually suspends an officiating crew for questionable stuff during the Arkansas-Florida football game. Finally, some accountability, and in the SEC of all places.[/stextbox]



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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

5 thoughts on “SEC Suspends Officiating Crew

  • October 21, 2009 at 10:30 pm
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    Second big and good move by the SEC. They descended heavily on the crew that called the excess celebration penalty against GA. They publicly criticized the crew and possibly (I can’t remember with certainty) docked them a game.

  • October 22, 2009 at 8:24 am
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    Cbcard,
    From what I understand, the same crew that worked the LSU/Georgia game (excessive celebration penalty) also worked the Florida/Arkansas game.

    If anyone hasn’t seen the controversial calls in the Arkansas game they can be seen here:

    http://www.thewizofodds.com/the_wiz_of_odds/2009/10/arkansas-fans-have-three-reasons-to-be-upset.html

    The first call/video is totally unexplainable. The Florida player charges the Arkansas player to block him. The Arkansas player is the one who gets the flag for a personal foul. If anything, the call should have gone the other way. Unreal.

    • October 22, 2009 at 8:42 am
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      If that crew knew less about football I’d swear they were coaching UofL.

  • October 22, 2009 at 9:38 am
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    For those that believe in the “officials have an agenda” theory, the end of the UF-Ark. game gave you a lot of evidence to support your claim. Horribe calls that basically handed the last TD to Florida.

  • October 22, 2009 at 11:01 am
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    The refs should be financially penalized.

    Same with umpires — did you see the horrible no-calls in the Angels/Yankees game?? wow

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