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Rise In Flags Makes NFL Defenders Wary Of Contact

A subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason.

1090 The Fan–08/28/2014

Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson gets ejected from a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Dec. 10, 2012. (credit: NBA.com)

Raptors’ Amir Johnson ‘Lost His Mind,’ Throws Mouthpiece At Ref After Ejection

Toronto’s Amir Johnson threw his mouthpiece at an official and had to be restrained by teammates after he was ejected from the Raptors’ 92-74 loss to the Trail Blazers on Monday night.

12/11/2012

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NFL Refs Approve Deal, Ready for Sunday’s Games

The deal came together quickly this week after an increasing chorus of complaints became impossible to ignore when a disputed touchdown call on the final play gave the Seattle Seahawks a victory over the Green Bay Packers on national television Monday night.

09/29/2012

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Officiating Error in Arizona-Seahawks Game 3rd of its Kind

The replacement officials’ error that awarded an extra timeout to Seattle in the final minute of its loss at Arizona was the third such mistake in an NFL game in the last nine years.

09/10/2012

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