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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Jeff Triplette gives BenJarvus Green-Ellis touchdown on terrible call (GIF)

Referee Jeff Triplette and his crew massively blew another call in a football game, and this one awarded a team with a touchdown.

The Cincinnati Bengals had a 4th-and-goal at the 1 with 1:14 left before halftime against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. They handed the ball to BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who fell short of the goal line. The play was initially ruled as the Colts getting a stop but, since there was less than two minutes remaining in the half, the play went for a booth review.

After a lengthy review, Triplette overturned the call. He said that Green-Ellis tripped on his own and therefore was not down. However, the replay showed that Colts DT Josh Chapman tripped Green-Ellis, causing him to stumble and go down before the goal line:

BenJarvus Green-Ellis tripped

Here’s another angle of the play:

The blown call gave the Bengals a 14-0 lead when they really should have only been up 7-0. Remember that Triplette is the same official whose crew also screwed the Redskins last week. This guy has been awful.

GIFs via GIFD Sports, Bleacher Report; Image via Twitter/jockomon

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