Fans in stadiums to see ref's replay

Updated: July 5, 2012, 1:21 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Fans at NFL games this season will get a look under the hood, so to speak -- all stadium video boards will show the same replay the lead official is viewing on the sideline video monitor.

"They'll see the exact same angles at the exact same time as he does," Rich McKay, the Atlanta Falcons' president and NFL competition committee chairman, said this week.

It's a positive for fans because they haven't always had that vantage point. Prior to this coming season, it was up to home ...

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