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NFL: Woman to be replacement ref

Updated: July 30, 2012, 5:28 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

The NFL has confirmed a woman will be among the group of referees used as replacements during the current lockout of NFL officials.

Shannon Eastin could be the woman. She worked the Arizona Cardinals Red and White game and was named by the Los Angeles Times as one of the referees at an NFL training clinic.

A woman has never officiated an NFL game in an on-field capacity. Last year the NFL said there were several women in the pipeline. When Carl Johnson, the NFL's head ...

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