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NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino Admits 'Bad Visual' on Duke Johnson Fumble

The NFL stood in support of line judge Sarah Thomas after she ruled Washington recovered an apparent fumble in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, even though Browns running back Duke Johnson was holding the ball when the call was made. Per's Kevin Seifert, NFL senior vice president of officiating Dan Blandino said it was a "bad visual" having Johnson hold the ball while Thomas made the call for Washington before adding he supported the decision because she saw a Washington player recover the ball before it was taken away.
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