Shannon Eastin has become the first woman to officiate an NFL game.
The NFL has has no problem with female referee Shannon Eastin having played in the World Series of Poker.
A woman will be part of an NFL officiating crew for the first time Thursday night, the league confirmed Monday.
Sarah Thomas will be wearing the zebra stripes when the University of Memphis plays Jacksonville State of Alabama at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
Four female officials will be working a game between Division II Miles and Lane, in what appears to be a first for a college football game.
Shannon Eastin was the line judge in Sunday's St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions game, making her the first woman to be an official in a regular-season game.
Shannon Eastin knows her decision to cross a picket line and become the NFL's first female official will subject her to extreme scrutiny.
Shannon Eastin could be the first of several female game officials in the league, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.