Ref Gets Caught On Hot Mic Seemingly Making Up Penalty During Cowboys-Bucs Game

The Buccaneers and Cowboys appear to be in mid-season form, and NFL officiating might be too.

Part way through the second quarter of the NFL’s highly anticipated Cowboys-Bucs season opener, a minor scuffle broke out between Tampa Bay Center Ryan Jensen and a Dallas defensive lineman.

After the lineman shoved Jensen in the face, a flag was called for unsportsmanlike conduct. Immediately after, Jensen taunted him, and under the NFL’s new taunting policy, got rewarded himself a 15-yard penalty.

The two penalties offset, but it appears as if the officials were simply making up what they would announce the penalty situation as to the crowd and upstairs.


Listen closely…