October 20, 2013 |
The New England Patriots have released an interview with referee Jerome Boger in regard to the controversial unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty and field goal do-over at the end of the Jets' 30-27-overtime victory at MetLife Stadium. New York's Nick Folk was wide left on a 56-yard attempt with 7 minutes 17 seconds left in overtime, but a penalty called on Patriots defensive tackle Chris Jones -- for pushing a teammate into the Jets' formation -- gave New York a first down and Folk eventually won the game with a 42-yard field goal.
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October 16, 2013 |
A Huntington Beach soccer referee was convicted of having sex with a teenager in a parking lot and engaging in lewd acts with another teenager and a 10-year-old boy, authorities said Wednesday. Jorge Diosado Serafin, 33, was a referee with the Oakview Soccer league at the time of the crimes, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Prosecutors said Serafin had sex with the 15-year-old male on three occasions last year and that he knew the victim through Facebook.
September 16, 2013 |
Talk about a red card. Maybe this is more of a red flag. But former Premier League official Mark Halsey says soccer has gotten so big in England he believes the pressure on game officials could soon lead a referee to commit suicide. "It will not be long before a referee has a nervous breakdown," he says. "I also believe that if we do not do something to help referees with mental health and stress issues, then we could see a suicide. " Halsey, who retired last season, has written an autobiography about his experiences.
September 4, 2013 |
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has chosen Kenny Bayless to referee the pay-per-view super-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Mexico's Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena boxing ring Sept. 14. The commission also selected Nevada judges Dave Moretti and C.J. Ross and Canada's Craig Metcalfe as those who could ultimately decide the outcome on points. Seven of Mayweather Jr.'s last nine fights have gone to the judges. Bayless, 53, has worked three of Mayweather's past fights, and is regarded as one of the world's best, most recently working the December knockout of Manny Pacquiao by Juan Manuel Marquez.
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August 19, 2013 |
Tennis referee Lois Goodman, once accused of fatally bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup, is suing the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County coroner, alleging false arrest and malicious prosecution. The criminal charges against Goodman, 70, of Woodland Hills were dismissed last November after it was determined her DNA wasn't on the alleged weapon, and prosecutors decided there was insufficient evidence to proceed . In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Goodman alleges she suffered "public humiliation after she was falsely arrested by LAPD detectives at the U.S. Open in New York as she was about to travel to the tour stadium in her tournament uniform.
July 25, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Texas -- A dominant win in a tournament semifinal is generally enough to make any coach grin. But U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann grew so incensed in the closing minutes of his team's 3-1 Gold Cup victory over Honduras on Wednesday that Costa Rican referee Walter Quesada sent him off with three minutes to play. Whether Klinsmann will be back on the sidelines for Sunday's final with Panama will be determined by a CONCACAF disciplinary committee, which will review Quesada's post-match report and issue a ruling by Friday.