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December 9, 2013

NFL calls replay reversal 'judgment' call


Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts coach Chuck Pagano isn't looking for an apology over Jeff Triplette's latest officiating controversy.

One day after the ref reversed a call on fourth-and-goal, giving the Bengals a touchdown at the end of the first half instead of the Colts a stop, Pagano says he's still waiting to hear from the NFL.

Triplette made the change after he said the replay showed BenJarvus Green-Ellis was not touched after he stumbled to the ground short of the goal line — even though it appeared Colts nose tackle Josh Chapman tripped up Green-Ellis in the backfield. Green-Ellis then bounced into the end zone.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello explains in an email to The Associated Press that it was a "judgment call."

The debate comes one week after the NFL said Triplette's crew made a mistake in the Giants-Redskins game.

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