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  1. Mailbag -- Emphasis on pass-defense penalties, other preseason ob...

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's mailbag: The officials' emphasis on pass-defense penalties was clear during the first wave of preseason games.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2014
  2. 2013 NFL playoffs -- Mike Mitchell of Carolina Panthers criticize...

    David Newton

    Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell, who earlier this season called out the NFL for making him a target for fines, on Sunday called out the officials for missing several calls in a 23-10 playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2014
  3. Richard Sherman -- Bad calls only reason Seattle Seahawks lost to...

    Although the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, preventing Seattle from clinching the NFC West title, cornerback Richard Sherman was unimpressed, blaming the loss on "questionable calls" from officials in the game.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  4. Bill Leavy, downgraded NFL referee, makes another mistake on pena...

    Kevin Seifert

    Referee Bill Leavy, who was downgraded after a Week 1 mistake, erred again in applying the NFL rule book Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  5. NFL downgrades San Francisco 49ers-Green Bay Packers ref Bill Lea...

    The NFL downgraded referee Bill Leavy, whose crew gave the San Francisco 49ers two third-down plays in the first half of their victory over the Green Bay Packers, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  6. San Francisco 49ers received incorrect extra down, ref says

    The San Francisco 49ers got an extra third-down play in the first half because of an officiating error -- and scored a touchdown on it.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2013
  7. Ah, the memories: 49ers with Boger as ref

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Jerome Boger is the referee assigned to the San Francisco 49ers' divisional-round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Boger is working with an all-star crew, customary for the playoffs. Regular-season crew tend...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  8. Giants-49ers ref: Holding calls vs. inside DL

    Mike Sando

    2009-12 Defensive Holds on DTs, NTs Rank Referee Pen. 1 Jerome Boger 9 2 Bill Leavy 4 2 Ron Winter 4 4 Carl Cheffers 3 4 Scott Green 3 4 Tony Corrente 3 7 Don Carey 2 ...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  9. Good stuff from MNF replacement ref Elliott

    Mike Sando

    Wayne Elliott, the referee for the Seattle-Green Bay game featuring Golden Tate's disputed touchdown, offers new information during an interview with "Inside the NFL" on Showtime. Among the highlights from Elliott: Elliott thought the ruling f...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. Five ways to improve the replacement officials

    Ashley Fox

    Here are five ways to improve the NFL's replacement officials.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  11. Dirty Laundry: Four timeouts in one half!

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- As the NFL's replacement officials bumble through their now two-month stint, we often have discussed the difference between errors of judgment and errors of facts. All officials, replacement or permanent, make the former. The latter, b...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  12. Replacement referee Ken Roan says he incorrectly awarded San Fran...

    Replacement official Ken Roan didn't just make a key mistake on a basic rule by allowing San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to challenge a play after calling his final timeout.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2012
  13. Illegal block on kicking team? Yeesh

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Here's how much of a joke the NFL's replacement official experiment is now: Replacement referee Ken Roan called an illegal block against the KICKING team a mere seconds into the Minnesota Vikings' game against the San Francisco 49ers. ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  14. NFL issues on-field conduct warning to owners, general managers, ...

    Adam Schefter

    The NFL reached out to the owners, general managers and coaches of all 32 teams this week to advise them that the type of on-field behavior it witnessed last weekend will not be acceptable this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  15. NFC West penalty watch: Giants-49ers ref

    Mike Sando

    NFL officiating crews have largely stayed in the background in the playoffs this season. ESPN's John Clayton, in putting together his weekend preview, thinks the New York Giants could be in line for more holding calls with Ed Hochuli assigned to t...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  16. Officials stay in the background

    John Clayton

    A few non-calls have generated heat, but officials are mostly staying in the background in the postseason, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012