NFL

Replacement Ref says he gave the 49ers two challenges he didn’t have

The past two weeks the replacement refs have been taking a lot of flack for their performances and a referee admitting he didn’t know the rules is going to be a giant blow to their credibility.  Especially when most regular football fans know the rules.

According to the Associated Press, replacement referee Ken Roan said after the game that he awarded 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh with two additional challenges because he didn’t know the rules. Apparently, Harbaugh called his final timeout and then challenged a fumble, and the referee ruled in his favor.  But the ref shouldn’t have awarded him a challenge because the 49ers were out of timeouts.

Later in the game on the Vikings next possession, Harbaugh called another timeout (when he was already out of timeouts), and challenged another play.  How on earth Harbaugh was awarded another timeout is beyond me, but then to have the replacement referee award Harbaugh with these two challenges after he had already used his two challenges earlier in the game is beyond me.

The negotiations are still far a part because the NFL doesn’t want to give the referees full-time benefits for a part-time job, but at this point, the NFL should just give in.  The league is looking worse and worse, and eventually it is going to cost someone in playoff contention dearly.  Luckily for the league, the Vikings still won, so the challenges didn’t matter, but this still makes them look horrible.

Previously: Streaker during SNF game (Video)
Previously: Redskins fans fight following teams loss
Previously: Bills/Browns fight (Video)
Previously: Belicheck grabs ref following SNF loss (Video)
Previously: Brandon Spikes curses at replacement refs via twitter
Previously: Jim Schwartz miscommunications cost Lions in OT
Previously: Lions convert Hail Mary (Video)
Previously: Ravens fans yell ‘Bullsh**’ very loud
Previously: Matt Schaub destroyed by Joe Mays hit (Video)
Previously: Music City Miracle 2.0 (Video)
Previously: Nate Washington makes amazing catch (Video)
Previously: Sanu’s 73-yard TD pass to A.J. Green (Video)
Previously: Tim Tebow hit in the head by Mark Sanchez pass 

NFL

More in NFL

Screen Shot 2015-07-20 at 3.03.39 PM

Rookies React To Their Madden NFL 16 Ratings

diehardsportJuly 20, 2015
ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 3:  Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys talks on the sidelines during a game against the Minnesota Vikings at AT&T Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  The Cowboys defeated the Vikings 27-23.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Dez Bryant Agrees To 5-Year, $70M Extension With Cowboys

diehardsportJuly 15, 2015
Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant Tweets That He’s Holding Out With No Deal In-Place

diehardsportJuly 13, 2015
Tom Brady

J.J. Watt Named Best Player In The NFL

diehardsportJuly 8, 2015
Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys’ Rolando McClain Suspended For First Four-Games

diehardsportJuly 2, 2015
Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant Has Great Response To NFL Ranking Of Him In Top 100

diehardsportJuly 2, 2015