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Rule allows video replays on loose balls

Updated: March 25, 2009, 5:50 PM ET
Associated Press

DANA POINT, Calif. -- Ed Hochuli and other NFL referees can rest easier after team owners passed a rule Wednesday allowing video replays on a loose ball that could be either a fumble or an incomplete pass.

Hochuli famously ruled Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler to have thrown an incomplete pass in the final moments of a Week 2 game with the San Diego Chargers last season. Replays clearly showed it was a fumble that the Chargers recovered, but the play was not part of the review process. ...

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