View Full Version : NFL referee Pete Morelli is having a rough week.

01-19-2006, 04:35 PM
NFL referee Pete Morelli is having a rough week.

On Sunday, Morelli made one of the more controversial calls in NFL history, overturning what appeared to be an interception by the Steelers' Troy Polamalu. On Monday, his Stockton, Calif. home was vandalized, according to police reports.
Lieutenant Thomas Wells of the Stockton Police Department told FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer that a police report was filed after a rock was thrown through Morelli's living room window late Monday night after Morelli and his wife had gone to bed. Lt. Wells emphasized that police had no suspect and no motive in the case and could not say with any degree of certainty whether the act of vandalism was related to Sunday's call.

"We are aware of the situation and we're cooperating with police in any way we can," said NFL spokesman Greg Aiello.

On Monday, the NFL admitted that Morelli had erred when he used instant replay to overturn the interception. Mike Pereira, the league's VP of officiating, said in a statement that the call on the field should have stood.

"He maintained possession long enough to establish a catch," Pereira said. "Therefore, the replay review should have upheld the call on the field that it was a catch and fumble."

Fortunately for Morelli ? and the Steelers ? while the botched call allowed the Colts to eventually pull within a field goal, it ultimately did not play any role in the outcome of the game, which Pittsburgh won, 21-18.

01-19-2006, 05:30 PM
I still cant believe he overturned that call.
It had to be inconclusive evidence..........you want to think otherwise.but was he cheating?

01-19-2006, 05:35 PM
damn this ref is popular on this forum now, three threads on the same topic

01-20-2006, 06:45 AM
That was tacky to vandalize his home like that. I hope they catch the guy because that was just sorry.

01-20-2006, 06:53 AM
I agree! I also heard that they stold his Peyton Manning "Fathead". :redface:

01-20-2006, 03:03 PM
Little did we know last Sunday, we would get screwed time after time. The no calls, the no int. and the biggest blunder of the game, the Colts had too many men on the field, at least every play. 11 players, a Head ref, Line Judges. Back judges. and so on. How many people are they allowed??????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????/

Oh yeah, and we still won!