This is not a Chiefs item, but we're on a football blog and I thought this story merited some attention. I have no idea whatsoever why the mainstream press has decided to gloss over it (it's been buried on ESPN's webpage) because it's frankly kind of shocking. During the LSU-South Carolina game last Saturdy, South Carolina's QB, Stephen Garcia was driving for a touchdown from LSU's 5, he cut around his left tackle and SEC referee Wilbur Hackett, Jr....well, just watch the clip:
Gamecocks Stephen Garcia tackle by referee (via dmcgogamecocks)
Today the referee was cleared of any wrongdoing by the SEC...despite the ref having a clear line of sight on the QB for about 2-3 seconds, taking a line of pursuit on quarterback that we'd love to see the Chiefs linebackers take at any point this season, filling the gap left by the LSU defense, and leaning into the QB and giving him a blatant forearm shiver that stopped South Carolina from scoring a touchdown.
I have no idea what the SEC officials were looking at when they decided that Hackett's hit was inadvertent, but I can't help but wonder what the line on this game was, just what effect Hackett's actions had on the payouts, and whether Hackett's recently come into some unexplained cash. There've been unfounded allegations over the years of corruption among SEC officials. Most of the time it's written off as sour grapes. After this, I'm really not so sure.