Bears News: Eddie Jackson calls out refs on pass interference penalty

Bears News: Eddie Jackson calls out refs on pass interference penalty


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Chicago Bears veteran safety Eddie Jackson got a pass interference call late in the close loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

It was a crucial call that swung the momentum of the contest toward the Dolphins.

Jackson didn't believe it was a penalty at all.

“Play the ball, try to turn into a receiver, as we’re taught as DBs,” Jackson said during postgame. “So as I’m playing the ball, I’m thinking I’m there and I feel the guy hit me, so it’s like I don't know what they’re calling. I thought it was offensive PI, then the ref called it on me. So I turned to him and said, ‘Yo, how is that a flag?’ He said he didn’t see me playing the ball.

Jackson thinks the call was crazy.

“I don’t know what to say. You’re a referee, you’re right on the side, I don’t know how you didn’t see me play the ball. Replay will show you, I didn’t look at the receiver once the whole time. I was playing the ball the whole way in the air, so it’s like, it’s crazy.”

Jackson had seven tackles during the contest.

For the season, he has 58 stops with two forced fumbles and four interceptions.

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