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The Man Behind the Golden Tate TD

Las Vegas – The man who made the call heard around the world Lance Easly joined Over and Under to talk about the controversial call that changed his life.

It was a Monday Night Football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers. Easley was part of a substitute crew of officials that had been recruited by the NFL because of a strike by the regular officials.

Green Bay led by five, 12-7. The Seahawks had the ball on the Packer 24 yard-line, with eight seconds to go, Seattle QB Russell Wilson rolled out and threw up a 24 yard pass to Golden Tate who came down with the ball simultaneously with Packers defender M.D. Jenkins.

As Easley knew, the rule was clear: a simultaneous catch goes to the offense. He signaled a touchdown. Seattle won 14-12.

Lance Easly

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