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Pereira: Illegal bat is not a reviewable play

The NFL might have one of next offseason's first orders of business after Monday night.  While the league typically expands the list of reviewable calls, it does so after controversy strikes. Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright's illegal bat is not a reviewable play, FOX Sports 1 NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira said.  The league may revisit that ruling following a play that had the...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pereira: Rams WR Bailey should expect to hear from the league office

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey should be prepared to open up his wallet. After the wide receiver scored in Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, Bailey used the ball as a prop. Bailey pretended that the ball was a pillow and acted like he was taking a nap. Watch NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira in the video above to find out why Bailey should expect to hear from...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL Referee Mike Pereira Believes Low Hit On Ben Roethlisberger Was Illegal

Was Sunday’s low hit to the left leg of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger legal? Was it dirty? Head coach Mike Tomlin said after the game that he didn’t have a problem with the hit, but the league might wind up seeing it differently when they review the play this... The post Former NFL Referee Mike Pereira Believes Low Hit On Ben Roethlisberger Was Illegal appeared...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL tweaks wording in attempt to clarify 'Dez Bryant Rule'

The good news is the NFL is rewording one of its most confusing rules. The bad news, though, is the rule’s still kind of confusing. The rule about what constitutes a catch, which once was referred to as the “Calvin Johnson rule,” and now may be known as the “Dez Bryant rule,” has been tweaked by the NFL. Arguably the most notable instance of the rule came last season...
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira, Former VP Of NFL Officiating: Jameis Winston Should’ve Been Ejected For Contact With Ref

Jameis Winston made contact with an official during today’s Florida State-Boston College game. In the third quarter of the contest, Winston, appearing to want to get a play off before the Golden Eagles’ defense was set, attempted to shove a referee out of his way.  Winston was not flagged for the act and the announcers for ABC’s telecast of the game made light of the contact...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Calls Mike Pereira’s Officiating Claims ‘Irresponsible’ In Blunt Statement

SEC called Mike Pereira's officiating claims "irresponsible" in a very blunt statement.
Via Gamedayr
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira's Tough Calls Sweepstakes

Keep the conversation going with Mike Pereira each week in real time, by tweeting him your comments, questions and feedback using the hashtag “KFCToughCallsSweeps”.    Each week through Sunday of Week 13, he’ll select one Tweet to highlight in his digital weekly video segment and to receive a special MP/Referee Prize pack, pending confirmation of eligibility.   Additionally...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pereira on Mike Carey asking off Redskins games: 'I honored his request'

Former NFL referee Mike Carey's comments about not wanting to officiate Redskins games were another chapter added into the already-heated debate when they were revealed on Wednesday. Carey, now a part of the CBS broadcast crew, kept his request mum until after leaving the NFL. When the request was allegedly made in 2006, Mike Pereira, now a member of the FOX NFL Sunday broadcast...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pereira: Defensive Holding Will Be Point Of Emphasis This Season

According to former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira, during the NFL officiating clinic that took place yesterday, officials were briefed on various points of emphasis regarding the upcoming season, and the headliner from the event was unquestionably the new emphasis on illegal contact and defensive holding. As Pereira Tweeted: “More offense!” According to a […] Pereira...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira Takes Issue With Fake Punt Forward Progress Ruling In Chiefs-Chargers Game

Former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira has now made his thoughts known on the overtime call made by the officials during the late game fake punt between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs. On the play, the officials declared that the forward progress of safety Eric Weddle had been stopped prior to the football being ripped from his arms by a Chiefs defensive player...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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