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NFL | Replacements told not to call PI on Hail Marys

Two replacement referees said they were told not to call pass interference penalties on Hail Marys. "(For) the deep officials, it was brought up that you don't really call interference on a Hail Mary," said Wayne Elliott, who was the head referee for the infamous Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks game. "The deep officials were trained that during a Hail Mary, there's a lot of bodies in there and you just let it go." Replacement refereee Jim Core added the same philosophy is applied in college football as well. "Those Hail Marys, you don't want to say all bets are off, but for the most part you let the players decide," Core said.

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