A field judge in last week's Seattle Seahawks-Arizona Cardinals game—a game where Seattle was awarded an extra timeout—has worked Seattle practices over the past three years. While it may not be on par with being a proud and public fan of the team you are scheduled to officiate, it's still problematic because the individual teams pay the officials for those practices. So a former employee/independent contractor with an interest in maintaining that relationship with the Seahawks, since this lockout will presumably end at some point, was involved in a questionable call that benefited the Seahawks.
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