Woman to officiate game

Updated: August 6, 2012, 8:40 PM ET
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com

A woman will be part of an NFL officiating crew for the first time Thursday night, the league confirmed Monday.

Shannon Eastin, who has been a referee in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, will work the preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET). The news had been reported earlier by The Los Angeles Times.

Eastin was not immediately available for comment.

A resident of Tempe, Ariz., Eastin also has won six national judo championships. ...

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