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Shannon Eastin breaks barrier

Updated: August 10, 2012, 1:19 AM ET
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SAN DIEGO -- Shannon Eastin earned her stripes by receiving the ultimate officials' compliment: It was almost as if she wasn't there.

Just being there earned her a place in history.

Unflappable among the oversized players and in the spotlight, Eastin became the first woman to officiate an NFL game Thursday night, serving as the line judge for a seven-man crew working the preseason opener between the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers.

"She was confident and in control," ...

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