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Referee's explanation of Patriots' timeout

For those curious, Sunday's game referee, Carl Cheffers, was asked about the Patriots' second charged timeout at the end of the game. Here was his explanation.

"Coach Belichick wanted an explanation as to what was going to take place after the replay. Obviously, we had a reversal. We put the ball at the half-yard line. The clock was going to start. He wanted a confirmation of what was going to happen at that point. I went over there and explained to him that the ball was at the half [yard line]. He asked me when the clock was going to start. I said as soon as I was done with the explanation with him that I was going to go out on the field and start the clock. He stayed down there. I didn't understand exactly why he stayed down there. I went back over there and he said he wanted a timeout. So I gave him his second charged timeout."

---Jay Skurski

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