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Official Tony Corrente attempts to explain the horrible call which equated in a Steelers loss

The man who botched the called on Jesse James’ would-be touchdown try to explain himself

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were dealt a difficult hand, but not by the New England Patriots. No, it was the officiating crew, and head official Tony Corrente. After Corrente overturned the touchdown pass to Jesse James, Ben Roethlisberger threw a game-ending interception two plays later after the overturned play.

See what Tony said, per the Athletic’s Mark Kaboly:

Steelers fans won’t like the explanation, and rightfully so, but it will be something they will have to live with for the next two weeks, and be prepared for a potential rematch with the Patriots in the AFC Playoffs.


Here is the NFL’s official video explanation of the call: