• On Roger Goodell's authority to overturn

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 25, 2012
    But I do want to address a question I got numerous times via Twitter in the early morning hours: Is there any way that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would invoke his authority to overturn the Seattle Seahawks ' 14-12 victory over the Green Bay Packers by virtue of the "Extraordinarily Unfair Acts" portion of the NFL rule book? The short answer is I highly, highly doubt it. Officiating Department reviewed the video today and supports the decision not to overturn the on-field ruling following the instant replay review.” issued a statement Tuesday morning declaring the Packers-Seahawks game result final and supporting the decisions of its replay-booth referees, who did not overturn the controversial call of a game-winning touchdown for the Seahawks. But for those of you interested in the full wording and explanation of Goodell's power under this rule, here is Rule 17, Section 2 of the NFL rule book: As long as we're on the subject of rules, take a look at this video breakdown by former NFL official Gerry Austin on the game's final play. The statement did not clearly take a position on whether the officials on the field made the correct call in ruling that Tate had caught the ball, rather than Green Bay’s M.D. Jennings.
    Source: ESPN.com
  • N.F.L. Supports Decision Not to Overturn Winning Touchdown

    The N.F.L. issued a statement Tuesday morning declaring the Packers-Seahawks game result final and supporting the decisions of its replay-booth referees.
    Source: nytimes.com

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