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Umpire Carl Paganelli holds a ball after a play during the 2015 AFC Championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., on Jan. 18, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NFL: Ref In AFC Title Game Inspected Footballs Properly; ‘Officiating Is Not Part Of The Investigation’

This week, each team gets 54 footballs — many are given to charity after brief game usage — and all of them will be taken into custody by the NFL on Friday after the Seahawks and Patriots have prepared them.

01/29/2015

Former Falcons receiver Tony Gonzalez celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Giants at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Dec 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Report: NFL To Ban Goalpost Dunking, Tweak Replay Reviews

It looks like the “No Fun League” is going back out on tour.

03/25/2014

NFL referees (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NFL Owners Approve 2 Rule Changes To Enhance Player Safety

NFL owners approved two rule changes on Tuesday to enhance player safety. They might not vote on a proposal to ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders.

03/19/2013

Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush shakes hands with referee Alberto Riveron #57. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

NFL Promotes League’s First Hispanic Referee To Senior Director Of Officiating

The NFL has promoted Alberto Riveron, the league’s first Hispanic referee, to senior director of officiating.

02/19/2013