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Seahawks players, 'Fail Mary' ref reunite for charity

  • By Kevin Patra NFL.com
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Richard Sherman's celebrity softball game drew more than 7,000 fans Sunday, included some playful shenanigans and reunited the man known as the "Fail Mary" replacement referee, Lance Easley, with many of the Seattle Seahawks players his now-infamous call aided.

Easley and Golden Tate, the recipient of the call that lifted the Seahawks over the Green Bay Packers, even posed for a photo memorializing the call.

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According to numerous reports, jocularity between Easley and the players was high, including a playful tiff with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

In fitting fashion, Tate would go on to win MVP of the softball game.

As for Easley, he no longer referees and is writing a book titled "Making The Call: Living With Your Decisions." He told reporters Sunday he isn't going out of his way for opportunities like Sherman's softball game.

"I'm here for charity," Easley said. "I would do the same for their (Green Bay's) charities."

Oh, and just in case Packers fans weren't incensed enough at having to be reminded of the call, Easley dropped this line:

"I made a call. It was the correct call."

Follow Kevin Patra on Twitter @kpatra.

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