NFL excuses ref's high-five with Titans QB
In the NFL's view, referee Jerome Boger did not intend to exchange a high-five with Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young at the conclusion of the Titans' triumph Monday night over the Houston Texans.
Television replays showed that Boger and Young slapped their raised hands just after Young took the final snap of the game.
An NFL spokesman told the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday: "It was not Jerome Boger's intent to exchange a high-five with the player. It began with the referee making the proper administrative signal and resulted in the appearance of an inappropriate action.
"As Vince Young took a knee on the game's final play, Jerome Boger jogged in with his right arm in the air to signify the play was over. That is the proper administrative signal for the referee. As Young turned around, he saw Boger approaching the line of scrimmage with his arm raised. As Boger moved toward the line of scrimmage, he started to bring his arm down. However, before he lowered his arm, Young, moving towards the referee, raised his own arm and the two exchanged what appeared to be a quick high-five."
The comments to this entry are closed.