Looking back at the call that sent the NFL world into a frenzy, headreplacement referee Wayne Elliott admits he "screwed it up."
Appearing on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" Thursday night, Elliott told hosts James Brown and Chris Collinsworth that his phone didn't stop ringing for 72 hours following the controversial ending of the Green Bay Packers' Sept. 24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Most of the phone calls came from Wisconsin numbers. So naturally, Elliott ignored a call from a Wisconsin area code when his house phone rang last week.
This time, though, it was Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who was careful to not criticize Elliott and his crew in the days after the game.
"He heard I was having a rough week with all the calls and everything," Elliott said on "Inside the NFL." "He just heard I was having a rough week and wanted me to know that what I did, controversial and maybe he didn't agree with it, that I handled it with class. He has a home in Austin (Texas) and he said som...