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NFL assigned former Falcons player to officiate Saints-Falcons game

During the lockout of the game officials in 2012, the NFL once removed from a Saints game a replacement official who is a rabid Saints fan. Similar screening procedures apparently don’t apply to the league’s regular officials. The NFL has confirmed that former Falcons player Phil McKinnely served as the down judge for the Saints-Falcons [more]
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