The lockout of NFL referees continues, which means that Shannon Eastin will get her chance to officiate a preseason game.
Eastin will work Thursday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers, marking the first time a woman will be part of an officiating crew, the Los Angeles Times’ Sam Farmer reports. Eastin has been a referee in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and other leagues.
Craig Ochoa, who has worked Big Ten games, messed up the coin flip, incorrectly announcing the results and then, as he caught his error, stopping to say, “Correction. Arizona won the coin toss.”
Talks between the league and officials’ union are continuing, with the NFL training replacements in the interim.