Monday, October 6, 2008

OVC officials taken out of the mix last weekend

One of the Ohio Valley Conference's football officiating crews was absent from the games this past weekend.

Jim Jackson, coordinator of league officials for the OVC, confirmed he "took them out of a game in the best interest of the OVC."

The officiating crew was not suspended, Jackson said, and he would not comment as to which crew sat the weekend out. Murray State sources say the crew not working this weekend was the crew that officiated MSU's loss to UT Martin two weeks ago.

Racer coach Matt Griffin has been extremely outspoken in regards to OVC officiating, saying he sends tape to Jackson regularly. Griffin was suspended for Western Kentucky game by the OVC for his unsportsmanlike comments made against the officials, an OVC crew, after the Racers' home loss to Illinois State.

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