Riveron comfortable with call on Jets’ non-touchdown


NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron made the controversial decision to overturn a would-be New York Jets touchdown in Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the New England Patriots.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday morning that Riveron reviewed the play and is comfortable with the decision to overturn the ruling on the field.

With 8:31 to go in the fourth quarter and the Jets trailing 24-14, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins caught a short pass in the flat, headed upfield, and dove for the end zone pylon. The call on the field was a touchdown. Upon review, it was determined Seferian-Jenkins bobbled the ball prior to breaching the goal line and fumbled the ball out of bounds in the end zone resulting in a touchback.

Speaking with pool reporter Bob Glauber after the game, referee Tony Corrente walked through what he saw on the play.

“The final shot that we saw was from the end zone that showed the New York Jets’ runner, we’ll call him a runner at that point, with the football starting to go toward the ground. He lost the ball,” Corrente said. “It came out of his control

Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000862342/article/riveron-comfortable-with-call-on-jets-nontouchdown

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