Three weeks after Travis Kelce put him on blast, Carl Cheffers reportedly will be the head referee for the biggest game of the NFL season.
Cheffers has been assigned to referee Super Bowl LI in Houston, a source confirmed to ESPN.com earlier this week. FootballZebras.com also confirmed the news, although the NFL has yet to announce Cheffers’ assignment.
It would be the first Super Bowl assignment for Cheffers, who made news after working the AFC divisional-round matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs, thanks to Kelce’s angry comments.
Upset at a holding call on a Chiefs two-point conversion attempt that ended up costing Kansas City the game, Kelce lit into Cheffers afterward, claiming the veteran official “shouldn’t even be able to work at (expletive) Foot Locker.”
Replays showed Cheffers’ crew appeared to make the right call, though, and the Chiefs tight end was fined $12,500 on Sunday for his outburst.
Here’s the crew that reportedly will work with Cheffers at Super Bowl LI, per ESPN.com:
Umpire: Dan Ferrell
Head linesman: Kent Payne
Line judge: Jeff Seeman
Field judge: Doug Rosenbaum
Side judge: Dyrol Prioleau
Back judge: Todd Prukop
Replay official: Tom Sifferman
Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images
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