All-Black NFL Officiating Crew To Make History Monday

For the first time in history, an NFL game will feature an all-black officiating crew.

That history is scheduled to be made during the Monday Night Football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the visiting Los Angeles Rams.

“This historic Week 11 crew is a testament to the countless and immeasurable contributions of black officials to the game, their exemplary performance, and to the power of inclusion that is the hallmark of this great game,” NFL executive VP of football operations Troy Vincent said in a statement.

The seven-man crew will be led by Jerome Boger, who’s been an NFL official since 2003. He was the referee for Super Bowl XLVII.

The remaining officials are as follows, per the league:

  • Barry Anderson – Umpire – 14-year NFL official
  • Anthony Jeffries – Side Judge – three-year NFL official
  • Carl Johnson – Line Judge – 17-year NFL official
  • Julian Mapp – Down Judge – 12-year NFL official
  • Dale Shaw – Field Judge – eight-year NFL official
  • Greg Steed – Back Judge – 18-year NFL official

“I am proud of my heritage and excited about my participation in this historic game,” Boger said.  “The opportunity to work with a great group of black officials and exhibit our proficiency in executing our assignment is something I am really looking forward to.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Hey Sam,
    Of course…should have known the NFL and Roger The Dodger’s racial huckster, Troy Vincent, is behind this. JL Whitlock described him perfectly a few days ago in his commentary.
    So what happens if they break up the team after this showcase game???
    Is that a slight…does it mean they’re not effective as a unit???
    Is it racist to break them up???
    Perfect example of the idiocy – and the cunning – of the “ruling class”…whatever the walk of life.
    All black dorms for years now…demanded by the occupants. Not divisive…no way.
    So an all-black NFL crew…just fine…like JL Whitlock said…highlight their SKIN COLOR…celebrate their SKIN COLOR…just another cleverly produced gash to the fabric of our society.

    “Nahhh…it’s just a one off,” says the classic liberal who still believes in the Bill of Rights. Don’t bother waking up now, pal…that train has left the station.
    And DON’T ANYBODY dare to compare these puppets to the heroic Tuskegee Airmen of WWII lore. That’s not even close to being analogous…that would be an insult to them and their legacy.
    So ya get what ya pay for…

  2. The Leftist racists just keep dividing. Why not just put the best crews out there? How does race play a part in being a good referee? This has fake news hate spewing divisive ESPN written all over it. We fought for years to end segregation, now the leftists want to segregate again.

  3. Does the NFL actively recruit Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans for participation into the officiating ranks? I don’t believe I have ever seen their representation. At least not in any significant numbers. Another crappy example of the “woke” pro sports arena.

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