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.