BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference has
suspended officials from last weekend's Arkansas-Florida game after
the crew was involved in its second controversial call of the year.
Referee Marc Curles' crew called a personal foul on Arkansas
defensive lineman Malcolm Sheppard in the fourth quarter as the
Gators were rallying for a 23-20 victory. The league said there was
no video evidence to support the call.
The same group of officials called the LSU-Georgia game earlier
this month, which included a late unsportsmanlike conduct penalty
the league said shouldn't have been called.
The SEC says the crew will be removed from its scheduled
assignment this weekend and will not be assigned to officiate as a
crew until Nov. 14.
The league said the crew's bowl assignments could also be