09.Oct.2010 Petition to Reprimand Officials
Guys, if you want something done about the refs, simply sign your name in the comment area below. I'm going to send this to Larry Scott and Dave Cutaia if we get enough signatures. Their email addresses are email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to write your own letter as well.
Dear Larry Scott,
I, _________ (the undersigned), ask that PAC-10 officiating crews be reprimanded for their incompetence and negligence as noted below:
1. The Arizona State @ Oregon State game in which the crew allowed Vontaze Burfict to headbutt Oregon State quarterback Ryan Katz and throw punches throughout the game without ejection.
2. The Oregon State @ Arizona game in which James Rodgers was tackled well after a touchdown, a play the resulted in Rodgers missing the remainder of the game and possibly the entire year. In the same game, Jacquizz Rodgers was twice thrown to the ground after the whistle and without his helmet on.
We understand that violence and injuries are part of the game, but it is the job of the officials to protect players in defenseless positions and once a play is over so senseless injuries do not occur. This pattern of negligence has been common in the PAC-10 conference for years, and we hope this letter is one of many to reach your desk and ignite change. Such injuries not only effect the teams we as fans root for, but when star players are injured in this manner it reduces the conference as a whole. We ask that you reprimand the crews who officiated these aforementioned games, and any past or future games in which referees failed in their duty to protect defenseless players.