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Sherman hires 'Fail Mary' official for softball game

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One-time replacement NFL referee Lance Easley, who infamously awarded a game-winning touchdown on "Monday Night Football," will be switching to calling fair or foul in a celebrity softball game.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, whose team benefitted when Easley signalled touchdown on a hail mary pass to wide receiver Golden Tate -- even though the ball was intercepted by Green Bay's M.D. Jennings -- thus allowing the Seattle to beat the Packers 14-12, will serve as an umpire in a celebrity softball game on July 7.

The Facebook page for the event suggests, "Don't be surprised if a few flags are thrown."

Easley's bad call was the culmination of three weeks of poor officiating done by substitute officials during a lingering labor fight. After that game, the league quickly settled with the real officials, who returned for Week 4.
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