Cameras catch referees frisking NFL players

spedersen@ledger-enquirer.comSeptember 6, 2013 

What did we learn from Thursday's season-opening NFL game?

Well, other than Denver and Peyton Manning are pretty dang good (re: 49-27 win over Baltimore and seven touchdown passes), some players may be frisked by referees before the first and third quarters.

Before Thursday's weather-delayed game, NBC's cameras caught referees patting down some Ravens. Of course, it appeared it was just "the big uglies." But, then, there's also this:

According to Mike Pereira, the current rules analyst for FOX Sports, it's normal for refs to frisk players. They're searching for illegal substances, he said.

So, what do you think? Have you ever heard of this before? It took some by surprise last night as folks turned to Twitter and Google for their answers.

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