For the first time in the leagues existence an “all Black officiating crew” worked an NFL game on Monday night. Referee Jerome Boger headed the crew during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams game alongside umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, side judge Dale Shaw field judge Anthony Jeffries and back judge Greg Steed. During the NFL’s announcement of the record breaking decision last week Troy Vincent (leagues executive vice president) who leads football operations called the move “a testament to the countless and immeasurable contributions of Black officials to the game, their exemplary performance, and to the power of inclusion that is the hallmark of this great game according to NBC.” The officials collectively have more than 89 seasons of NFL experience with six being Super Bowls. Are you proud of the NFL for making this a field goal?
BY: BEWITTY Staff