Refs Integrity Called Into Question For Commanders Penalty

The Washington Commanders fell 20-12 to the New York Giants in a crucial division game. They had a few chances to get their crucial touchdown and two-point conversion. One of those chances actually succeeded with a minute left.

Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. scored on a third and one play, but it was called back. WR Terry McLaurin was flagged for an illegal formation for not lining up correctly. However, video evidence shows he checked with the referee multiple times before the snap.

Following the game, the McLaurin gave his side of the exchange with the referee. He said the referee told him there was no issue prior to the snap.

“I felt like I was on the ball the entire time. … I checked to see if I was good the first time and he was like, ‘Move up a little bit.’ So when I moved up, I checked to see if I was good, and he said I was good.,’” McLaurin said.

With the loss, the Commanders fall to 7-6-1 on the season. They are still in the last playoff spot in the NFC. They have a tough test next week, as they take on the NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers. 

Photo courtsey of Rob Carr/Getty Images

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