NFL admits making replay mistake in Colts game
Chuck Pagano took no solace in what everybody else at the Colts’
complex already knew.
Sunday’s replay reversal, which gave the Bengals a touchdown,
was a mistake.
On Tuesday night, Dean Blandino, the NFL’s head of officiating,
told NFL Network there was not enough evidence to overrule the
original call that BenJarvus Green-Ellis was stopped short of the
goal line on fourth-and-goal. Blandino’s explanation didn’t matter
much to Pagano, who told reporters Wednesday it still doesn’t
change the result.
Replays appeared to show Colts defensive tackle Josh Chapman
getting a hand on Green-Ellis’ foot, causing him to stumble. But
referee Jeff Triplette said he was only looking to see if
Green-Ellis was touched when he was on the ground. That prompted
the reversal that gave Cincinnati a 14-0 lead.
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