Golden Tate and the Replacement Ref Who Called His Controversial TD Reunite

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffJuly 7, 2013

The era of the replacement refs during the 2012 NFL season was not a proud time for any members of the league, especially the P.R. department. The boiling point came during the Seahawks-Packers Monday Night Football game in late September that ended on a controversial Hail Mary touchdown call for the Seahawks, gifting them the eventual 14-12 victory.

Now it appears that the referee at the center of the controversy has reunited with Golden Tate, the Seahawks receiver who was credited with the game-winning TD, at a charity softball event hosted by Seattle CB Richard Sherman. And it looks like ref Lance Easley's standing by his call of a touchdown.

It's unlikely that any Packers players or fans have a sense of humor about this, but at least we can find comfort in one thing—the professional refs will be back on the field at the start of the 2013 season.