Thomas has already broken ground in the officiating field as the first woman to work college games in 2007.
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.
It looks like the “No Fun League” is going back out on tour.
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.
The NFL has promoted Alberto Riveron, the league’s first Hispanic referee, to senior director of officiating.