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NFL Fires Official Midseason for First Time in Super Bowl Era

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NFL Fires Official Midseason for First Time in Super Bowl Era

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For the first time in the Super Bowl era, the NFL has fired a referee in the middle of the season. The league reportedly fired down judge Hugo Cruz, who missed a blatant false start call earlier in the season, on Thursday.

According to Football Zebras, Cruz was fired by the NFL a couple weeks after he missed a blatant false start by Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung. Cruz, who was right by the play, missed the call, and it led to the Chargers scoring a touchdown on the same play.

NFL Update@MySportsUpdate

The NFL has fired down judge Hugo Cruz, who missed a clear false start on OT Russell Okung in Week 6, per @footballzebras. This is the first time in the Super Bowl era that the NFL has fired an official in the middle of the regular season.

According to Pro Football Reference, Cruz has worked in the NFL for four seasons. He served as a head linesman in 2015 and 2016, then he became a down judge in 2017. His last game in the NFL was the Chargers-Browns game in Week 6.

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