It has been over two years now since the infamous “Fail Mary” call that allowed the Seattle Seahawks to beat the Green Bay Packers in 2012. That’s when replacement official Lance Easley said that Golden Tate caught a touchdown pass as time ran out, even though another official called the play a touchback on an interception to allow the Seahawks to win.
With the two teams playing again this week in the NFC Championship Game, Yahoo Sports caught up with Easley who said that he has been plagued with panic attacks, depression and even suicidal thoughts over the last year. Easley said that by rule he got the call right but people come up to him all the time telling him that he made a bad call on the play still.
Easley added that he has been basically alienated by media, players, coaches and even the members of the officiating crew that night. Easley’s life will never be the same after that night and he has had to check himself into mental health facilities over the past year. It is a very sad state of affairs for a man who may have called the play by the rules but may never be able to function as a regular human being again.