NFL official said right call was made because Brooks' arm 'rides up into the neck area'
November 19, 2013 at 3:15 PM • Comments
Dean Blandino, the NFL's Vice President of Officiating, stood by Sunday's controversial call and claimed Ahmad Brooks' right arm was "clearly around the neck" of a "defenseless" quarterback. That call negated a fumble-forcing sack on the New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees with just over three minutes left in an eventual 23-20 loss by the 49ers. [...]