clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Super Bowl XL Ref Apologizes For Blown Calls; Steelers Respond

New, 1 comment

The Steelers have some choice words for ref Bill Leavy, who surprisingly apologized for controversial calls that helped the Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. Here's Leavy:

↵
↵

"I kicked two calls in the fourth quarter, and I impacted the game and, as an official, you never want to do that," said Leavy, who was at Seahawks camp discussing new rule changes. "It left me with a lot of sleepless nights, and I think about it constantly. I'll go to my grave wishing that I'd been better."

↵
↵

And here's Max Starks in response:

↵
↵

"He should go ahead and retire if he feels so bad about it," Starks said Saturday. "Just do us all a favor and not referee anymore."

↵
↵

Starks and James Farrior have it right here, I think. This is old news. Get over it.

↵
↵

"I guess they need better refs," Farrior said. "I don't know what to tell them. That was 2005. That's old stuff."

↵

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.