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Game official Jim Burr (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images), reportedly forced out of the Big East Tournament. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Report: Blown Call Officials Forced Out By Big East

Big East commissioner John Marinatto said Thursday that three officials “voluntarily” withdrew themselves from this week’s tournament at MSG following a blown call uproar. The Post paints a different picture, reporting that the refs “were told to put away their whistles.”

WFAN–03/11/2011

Head coach Steve Lavin coaches his player Justin Brownlee #32 of the St.Johns Red Storm against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the second round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kallas Remarks: It’s Time To Challenge The Refs

By now you have probably seen the play a dozen times. Justin Brownlee of St. John’s picks up the loose ball, up two, with a few seconds left in the game and steps out of bounds. But there’s a much bigger issue to be looked at here.

WFAN–03/11/2011

Tim Higgins (Thomas Cain - AP), Rutgers coach Mike Rice (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

3 Officials Withdraw From Tournament After St. John’s-Rutgers Blunder

After a colossal missed call that cost the Scarlet Knights their chance at beating St. John’s on Wednesday, Jim Burr, Tim Higgins and Earl Walton have voluntarily pulled themselves from the Big East Tournament.

WFAN–03/10/2011