Found November 19, 2013 on Sports-Glory:
The New England Patriots lost a game on a controversial call—or no call—by an official late in the game for the second time this season. The Patriots fell to the Carolina Panthers’ 24-20 Monday night after a penalty that could have saved them on the final play was waived off. Tom Brady’s throw to Rob Gronkowski was intercepted in the end zone as time expired in regulation, although Gronkowski appeared to be held by Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. A flag was thrown on the play, but after conferring with all of the officials, referee Clete Blakeman announced that there was no a penalty on the play and waived off the flag. Mike Reiss of and Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer attended the pool report with Blakeman after the game, transcribed by Mike Reiss: I guess the first question is what was seen on the last play to initially have the official throw the flag? Clete Blakeman: The back judge saw that there was contact and the defender was not playing the ball and that led him to throw for defensive pass inference, was the initial call. MR: The follow-up naturally, what was discussed to then pick up the flag? CB: There were two officials that came in. One was the umpire and the other one was our side judge and there was a 
  • Its sad when the ref's haves to cheat to me them ref's should be fired for good the pats got screwed
  • When a receiver is being held and pushed backwards and is thus unable to cut back for the ball, of course it is uncatchable.....that's why it was a penalty....
  • how was gronk going to make a play when he was being bear hugged! should have been PI for sure!
  • There has been to many bad calls this year, the nfl is losing it's creditability. Refs should be full time employees.
  • I have to agree that the NFL is losing its credibility. They fact they are trying to defend this call says lots about how they actually value the fan.

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