NEW YORK (AP) - The national coordinator of college officials
says he generally disapproves of officials being disciplined
publicly, but understands why the SEC and Pac-10 recently announced
suspensions after high-profile mistakes were made.
David Parry said Tuesday there are times when a conference feels
the need to "publicly acknowledge" it took steps to discipline an
Last week, the Southeastern Conference announced it had
suspended a crew of officials after they were involved in two games
with personal foul penalties that the league later said were not
supported by video evidence.
On Tuesday, the Pac-10 announced it suspended a game official
for missing a facemask penalty in the Oregon State-Southern
California game last week.