Earlier today, the Houston Roughnecks were in the midst of trying to run out the clock when QB PJ Walker kneeled the ball with 3 seconds left on the clock.
The game was not over because it was 4th down when he did that, yet, the Seattle Dragons did not get the ball.
The officials ruled that the clock had expired.
Hours later, the league released a perfect statement on the issue and Wes Booker who explained terribly as to why the game could not continue.
“Saturday’s Seattle Dragons-Houston Roughnecks game should not have ended as it did,” the XFL announced on Twitter. “Replays showed clearly that the knee of Houston quarterback P.J. Walker touched the field, rendering him ‘down’ and the fourth-down play officially completed, with approximately two seconds remaining on the clock — effectively turning the ball over to Seattle on downs. With a nine-point differential in the score, Seattle was denied an opportunity to tie the game. The XFL sincerely regrets this error.
“In addition, Wes Booker, who served as officiating supervisor for Saturday’s game, has been reassigned.”
Here’s the clip from the ABC broadcast of the final 30-seconds of the game:WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.