The NFL has fired official Hugo Cruz for performance reasons. He was canned over his poor performance in Chargers-Browns game.This is the first time an NFL official has been fired mid season in the Superbowl era.
An NFL spokesman declined to comment.
Here's the play in question below:
However the NFLRA (National Football League Referee Assocation) has made a comment.
The NFLRA, as allowed by its collective bargaining agreement with the NFL, has up to 90 days to file the grievance.
There is nothing remotely close to being "reckless" in this decision. When you have a job you must be held accountable. Sucks that he got fired mid season, but this if the nature of being employed.
You can't make all the calls perfect but calls that change outcome of games should have consequences.