NFL replacement official Lance Easley is the side judge who called the controversial winning touchdown in the Seattle Seahawks’ 14-12 win over the Green Bay Packers Monday night. And now there’s a report that Easley wasn’t even good enough to be a Division I college football referee — let alone call an NFL game.
That’s according to Karl Richins, and his staff of Division I college officials, at the Stars and Stripes Academy for Football Officials in Salt Lake City.
“I got to know Lance at a June academy I worked at in Reno and when he came to my academy in July,” Richins told USA Today. “He's a very polite, good Christian gentleman, a good father to his son, Daniel, who was at my academy as well. But was Lance ready to work at the NFL level? Absolutely not.”