NFL: Ref determined 'basic fairness' dictated re-tossed coin

Jan 17, 2016 6:06 PM by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - No need to flip out over that repeated coin toss.

While there's no NFL rule specifying the need for another flip, referee Clete Blakeman used his judgment to determine that "basic fairness" dictated that the coin should be re-tossed before the start of overtime of Green Bay's game at Arizona on Saturday night, according to league spokesman Michael Signora.

When Blakeman tossed the coin, it never actually flipped after the Packers' Aaron Rodgers called "tails."

The coin landed on the ground on "heads." Blakeman picked up the coin and re-flipped it, but Rodgers said after Green Bay's 26-20 loss that he would have called "heads" on the second toss.

Signora says in an email to The Associated Press on Sunday that a team "gets only one choice to declare heads or tails."

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