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Green is Pennsylvania native who now resides in Virginia. From 1985 to 1990, Green was a Judiciary Committee staff member for Senator Joe Biden. Outside of his NFL work, he operates the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm he founded for criminal justice in 1994.
23 years. He began his professional football officiating career in 1991 as a field judge. In 2005, Green became a full-time head referee.
Biggest game officiated
Super Bowl XLIV, Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints
Most controversial call
Missed defensive pass interference on field-goal attempt in the final seconds of the 2003 wild-card game between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. Giants guard Rich Seubert was an eligible receiver on the play, as he lined up in a receiver's spot.
New York botched the hold on the field-goal attempt, and Seubert ran downfield to potentially catch a pass. He was dragged to the ground by a San Francisco defender, which should have resulted in pass interference; however, Green flagged the Giants for an illegal man downfield, which was the incorrect ruling.
Green was the back judge for that game, meaning the interference occurred in the area of the field he was assigned to cover.