Controversial calls here to stay

Roethlisberger's fumble has sparked discussion, but don't expect any changes to replay

Originally Published: October 27, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The controversial call following Ben Roethlisberger's goal-line fumble against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7 gained a lot of attention this week.

The officials ruled the play a touchdown and whistled the play dead. After that, confusion set in, because the Dolphins forced the fumble before Roethlisberger reached the end zone and it wasn't definitively clear who recovered (even though Miami linebacker Ikaika Alama-Francis emerged with the ball). Because the officials needed solid proof ...

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