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  • Refree Fired - Oct 26, 2018

    I just heard about this earlier today. How did I miss this?

    From an article by Kevin Seifert at ESPN.

    The NFL has taken the highly unusual step of firing down judge Hugo Cruz for performance reasons.
    Editor's Picks

    It is the first time the NFL has fired an official in-season during the Super Bowl era because of performance.

    Cruz, who last worked in Week 6 and is no longer an NFL employee, joined the NFL in 2015. He was responsible for one high-profile mistake this season when he missed an obvious false start by Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Russell Okung on a scoring play in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns. He did not work in Week 7.
    I have no idea who this official is, or if he has made any mistakes in any games I have seen, but I have seen enough repeated mistakes by many officials that most should be gone. Maybe the "mistake" this guy made affected how the league wanted things to transpire. IMO, if this guy can be fired for such a mistake, the whole crew that "officiated" SB 36 should have been fired before the confetti fell to the floor.


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