Greg Wilson, the back judge from referee Tony Corrente's crew who failed to throw a flag for the illegal batting of the football out of the endzone by Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright, was reassigned to keep him from a high-profile game.
ProFootballTalk.com reported Thursday that Wilson was moved to the Miami Dolphins-Tennessee Titans game in Nashville and away from the nationally televised "Sunday Night Football" game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts. Wilson's gaffe could have been a topic of discussion for the broadcast crew.
Wilson was steps away from Wright in the Week 4 game at Seattle when Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson's fumble was pushed out of the endzone intentionally by Wright for a touchback. The Seahawks took possession at their own 20 and ran out the clock for the win, 13-10.
Wilson did not throw a penalty flag and the NFL previously supported the "subjective call."
A penalty should have been called according to NFL director of officiating Dean Blandino. The flag would have given the Lions the ball inside the 1-yard line.