Referee fined for obscenity caught on open mic

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 6:50 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The NFL fined referee Tony Corrente one game check for Corrente’s obscene language that was heard on television and at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The incident occurred during the Week Nine Dolphins-Colts game on Nov. 4. Here is the statement from the league, per NFL.com: 

"The fine was issued by NFL vice president of officiating Carl Johnson. In the fourth quarter of the game, Corrente inadvertently left his microphone on during a conference with members of the officiating crew.

"During that conference, Corrente used obscenities that were clearly audible to the network television audience and to the crowd at Lucas Oil Stadium. This conduct is inappropriate for a game official. Corrente has apologized to the Colts organization and we are confident it will not happen again.”