Ref admits mistake possibly leading to 49ers points in Packers loss

Jay Sorgi

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Ref admits mistake possibly leading to 49ers points in Packers loss

CREATED Sep. 8, 2013

The referee in the Packers-49ers game Sunday has made an admission about a call in the second quarter which could have cost the Packers four points.

It came when Clay Matthews got nailed for a late hit on Colin Kaepernick, then Joe Staley was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The offsetting penalties should have led to fourth down, since the play was already over.

“On the play where the quarterback went out of bounds and was hit late out of bounds. And then there was a subsequent hit by a San Francisco player. The down should have counted,” Bill Leavy said in quotes the 49ers provided NBC Sports.

“The penalties were both dead ball, and they should have offset at the spot where the runner went out of bounds. And it would have been fourth down.”

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