1st Female NFL Official Works Tonight

When the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Charges square off in an NFL preseason game tonight, a gender barrier will be broken by those working the game.

FOX News Radio’s Ron Flatter reports:

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For one player, the history being made tonight isn’t washing over him.

(Spikes) “Maybe when I’m older.”

Linebacker Takeo Spikes will be on the field at San Diego with Shannon Eastin when she becomes the first woman to officiate an NFL game, one of the preseason replacements for the regulars, who are in a labor dispute with the league.

(Spikes) “To me, at the end of the day, it’s not like we’re going out there, negotiating with the referees anyway.”

Eastin brings 16 years of experience officiating in college games.  Tonight, for Spikes, she’ll be just another line judge.

(Spikes) “Unless, if she makes a call and we think it’s a bad call.”

Just like anyone else in stripes.

Ron Flatter, FOX News Radio.




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