Monday, February 06, 2006

Dookie refs get a little justice...Clougherty style!

We're bringing down the Dookie machine, brick by brick! It's about time someone stood up to the Duke refs and admit they create an unfair advantage for that team. Thanks to The Dymond for passing this one along.

ACC suspends crew for call in Florida State-Duke game
February 6, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- The referees who worked the Florida State-Duke game received a one-game suspension Monday for what the league said was an unnecessary technical foul on a Seminoles player.

The crew of Mike Eades, Ray Natili and Ed Corbett shouldn't have assessed a technical on Florida State's Alexander Johnson in the second half of Duke's 97-96 overtime win Saturday, said John Clougherty, coordinator of men's basketball officials for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The technical was Johnson's fifth foul, and he left the game with 9:23 remaining. Johnson had 13 points and 11 rebounds before he went to the bench. Johnson picked up his fourth foul for an intentional foul on Duke center Shelden Williams, who quickly got to his feet and bumped Johnson.

Television replays showed Johnson attempting to back away. The confrontation had resulted in technicals for both players.

Referees also whistled Johnson for an intentional foul against Williams in the first half.

Always flop like a fish to get calls, my young apprentice. It is the way of The Dark Side.

(Photo Credit: AP/ESPN Page 2)

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