Hot Read: Inside replacement officiating
October, 3, 2012
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com
I don't know whether to feel sympathetic or outraged after reading this week's Hot Read from ESPN's Elizabeth Merrill and Wayne Drehs. The reporters told a behind-the-scenes stories on some of the replacement officials used by the NFL during its recent labor impasse. Mike Wilmoth, who appears in the video, is now back to working junior varsity eight-man high school football games in Kansas. Wilmoth worked the Week 3 game between the Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans. Lance Easley, the side judge who made the infamous touchdown call at the end of the Green Bay Packers' Week 3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, has spent the past 10 days underground. He has been stalked by paparazzi and threatened by "idiots," according to his father.