ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Referee Pete Morelli watches during the first half of the NFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Report: NFL Also Tells Cowboys That Refs Missed Multiple Penalties By Lions

Wednesday, Cowboys beat writer Clarence Hill reported that the NFL also conceded it had missed multiple infractions that hurt Dallas.


LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: Referee John Higgins (L) talks with head coach Lon Kruger of the Oklahoma Sooners during their game against the Washington Huskies in the 2014 MGM Grand Showcase basketball event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Washington won 69-67. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Referee Answers Cell Phone During Game [VIDEO]

He manages to continue reffing the game, but he is on his phone the entire video until the last second when you see him finally hang up.

97.1 The Ticket–01/07/2015

Bassel Saad appears in court on Nov. 26, 2014. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Autopsy Photos OK As Evidence In Referee’s Death

A judge says jurors can see photos from the autopsy of a Detroit-area soccer referee who died after a player punched him in the head.

CBS Detroit–12/01/2014

Bassel Saad appears in court on Nov. 26, 2014. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Judge Rules Murder Charge Stands Against Deaborn Man In Death Of Soccer Referee

A judge has denied a request to downgrade a murder charge against a man who killed a soccer ref with a single punch.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/26/2014

Bassel Saad, left. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Soccer Player Charged In Referee’s Murder To Stand Trial Next Year

The delay comes after a judge recused herself from the case, saying she was concerned with being fair in light of her strong feelings of good sportsmanship.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 02: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys before a game against the Arizona Cardinals at AT&T Stadium on November 2, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

5 People In The Right (Or Wrong) Place At The Right Time During NFL Week 9

From players to referees to fans, everyone is getting in on the Week 9 action…but maybe not in the way they imagined. Here’s 5 people who were in the right (or wrong) place at the right time…


Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

Hearing Postponed For Soccer Player Charged In One-Punch Killing Of Referee

Police say Bassel Saad struck John Bieniewicz as the 44-year-old referee announced his decision to eject Saad from a men’s recreational league game.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2014

John Bieniewicz (credit:

Fundraiser Planned For Family Of Slain Soccer Ref John Bieniewicz

A fundraiser is planned for the family of a Detroit-area referee who died after being punched by a player during a recreational soccer game this summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2014

Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

Trial Ordered For Dearborn Man In Murder Of Soccer Referee

Bassel Saad, who allegedly killed an adult league soccer referee with a punch to his neck, has been bound over for trial.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2014

Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

Man Charged With Killing Referee Faces Key Hearing

A Detroit-area soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch faces a key hearing on a second-degree murder charge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/30/2014



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