Wayne Elliott Ref Who Made Controversial Call I Screwed


Wayne Elliott, the referee whose controversial call cost the Green Bay Packers a win at Seattle almost two weeks ago, admitted that his granting a touchdown to Golden Tate was a mistake.Packer safety M.D. Jennings appeared to have intercepted Russell Wilson’s desperation, last-second pass in the end zone, even though Tate came into the play by getting his hands on the ball. But Jennings came down with it pressed against his body.The referees came in — one signaling a touchback, Elliott signalling a touchdown. His call, remarkably, was upheld after review, causing an avalanche of criticism at the replacement referees. Two days later the sides come to an agreement, ending the three-month-old lockout.  The NFL issued a statement after the game saying that Tate should have been called for offensive pass inteference, but that it stood by Elliott’s call.Elliott, interviewed by Showtime’s “Inside The NFL,” said, after watching the replay of the play: “I’d probably call interception. I learned a rule by screwing up the rule.”Big admission by Elliott on a call that turned his world upside down. He said his phone constantly rang for three days. One of the calls he received was from Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, who left Elliott a message.“He called me at my house last week because he had heard I was having a rough week with all the calls and everything,” Elliott said during the segment. “Wanted (me) to know that he thought what I did — controversial and maybe he didn’t agree with it — (but he thought) I handled it with class.”In the replay of the infamous play, Tate clearly pushed off on a defender before leaping to get his hands on the ball. That penalty was in Elliott’s direct line of sight but went uncalled.Elliott said that during training he remembered being told that “you don’t really call interference on a Hail Mary.  . .  You just let it go.”Despite all the controversy, Elliott said being an NFL referee – if only for a short time – “the time of my life.” read more

J Cole Announces Dreamville Music Festival In North Carolina


first_imgNews The ‘KOD’ rapper has announced that he will be spearheading his label Dreamville Record’s first official music festival this fallBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 27, 2018 – 2:21 pm It’s been a big week for J. Cole.Fresh off of dropping his fifth album KOD, and likely earning his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 along the way, then premiering a new music video starring GRAMMY-nominated comedian Kevin Hart, Cole has shown no signs of slowing down.His next big move? Launching a brand-new music festival in his home state of North Carolina. Details are currently sparse on Cole’s new Dreamville Music Festival, beyond a colorful website and a sign-up link to gain access to early-bird presale tickets. However, given that Dreamville Fest will be Cole’s label Dreamville Records’ first foray into the world of large-scale music festivals, it is highly likely that the event will see an exciting billing of rising talent co-signed by Cole himself, along with some special guests.”We’ve been trying to put this festival together for a few years now,” explained Dreamville Records manager/president Ibrahim ‘Ib’ Hamad to the Associated Press.  “It’s going to be a variety of different acts that we love or excite us … [and] something we want to build for years and years to come.”Dreamville Music Festival will take place in Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, N.C. on Sept. 15. Presale tickets for those who previous signed up via the festival’s official website went on sale on Apr. 27, and tickets for the general public are set to go on sale on Monday, Apr. 30.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more https://www.instagram.com/p/BiFHAHQH1UX/?taken-by=dreamvillefest Twitter Email J. Cole Announces Dreamville Music Festival In North Carolina J. Cole Announces Dreamville Music Festival j-cole-announces-dreamville-music-festival-north-carolina Facebook last_img read more