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SIAC Cans Official for Controversial "Turkey Day Classic" Call
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has permanently suspended an official who ruled that a late touchdown pass was out of bounds in last week’s Turkey Day Classic game against Alabama State, costing the Golden Tigers a win.
In statement Friday the league said the officiating crew for the 2008 Turkey Day Classic did “a distressingly poor job officiating the contest,” and permanently suspended Philip Harden as an official for any future SIAC football contests.
Dr. Moses Norman, the league’s supervisor of officials said “the play should have resulted in a touchdown for Tuskegee. Certainly, this was a game-changing ruling by the back judge.”
The SIAC interim commissioner said the league expects complete honesty from its officials at all times and will not accept any less.
SIAC cans official for controversial call
Staff report, The Montgomery Advertiser