NFL upholds Seahawks controversial victory - WKRN News 2

NFL upholds Seahawks controversial victory

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Everyone on the planet seems to think the officials blew it Monday night, except the National Football League.

Tuesday the NFL upheld the Seahawks controversial touchdown that beat the Green Bay Packers 14-12.

The league says the replacement officials made the correct call not to overturn Seahawks receiver Golden Tate's 24-yard scoring reception.

However, the NFL also said Tate should have been called for offensive pass interference before the catch but pointed out that penalties can't be reviewed by instant replay.

No one else seems to agree. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may not agree on much, but they both disagree with the NFL's decision.

Obama said the disputed call was "terrible" and declared it's time to get the regular NFL officiating crews back on the job.

Romney and GOP running mate Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin native, also said it was time to bring back the "real refs."

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was still angry about the call today. He said on his weekly radio show on ESPN 540-AM in Milwaukee that, "Our sport is generated, the multibillion-dollar machine, is generated by people who pay good money to watch us play. And the product that's on the field is not being complemented by an appropriate set of officials."

The rainbow amid the dark clouds is that the league resumed negotiations with locked-out officials Tuesday.

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