Booth official for Oregon-Oklahoma loses replay job
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Pacific-10 Conference official who blew a call during the Oklahoma-Oregon game last season has been told he will not return to the job in that capacity.
Gordon Riese said he received death threats after a call on an onside kick near the end of the Sept. 16 game that the Ducks won 34-33. Televised replays showed the Sooners recovered that kick, but Riese did not see that angle in the replay booth.
Conference officials informed Riese last week that he was relieved of his replay duties. He will remain a Pac-10 technical assistant, making about $350 a game.
Riese, who took a leave of absence for the season after the game at Autzen Stadium, told The Oregonian newspaper that his doctors had advised him not to return to the job anyway.
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