Ed Hochuli, long known as 'Boom Boom', or 'Buff Ref' and long known for his rather lengthy academic explanation of what just happened on the NFL field to cause a penalty, must answer questions. Questions like "why did you whiff the call in the Chargers v. Broncos game'? And 'What's up with those biceps'? To the San Diego Weekly Reader:
...Charger game, when coach Norv Turner asked why when Cutler fumbled and the Chargers picked it up, that didn't stand. For those that didn't see, it was ruled an incomplete pass. Which isn't a bad mistake for a ref to make. After all, his arm is moving forward right after the fumble. The problem is that the ref blew his whistle, instead of (as they were told years ago), letting the play continue and figuring out when it's dead, what the correct call would be.
The 'ref' in question is none other than Ed Hochuli, who miffed the call, then didn't allow replay. That led to this question:
And lastly...referee Ed Hochuli. Do they test NFL refs to see if they're on steroids, the way they do players?
We don't know what blowing calls has to do with steroids, however it is a good question. Does the NFL drug test referees? (although Hochuli -- an attorney --looks like he simply works out hard)