Official Jeff Triplette had a lot of pent-up energy he needed to burn off in his first game back on a NFL field. Who knew that Packers linebacker Clay Matthews would be the victim?
Late in the 4th quarter of the Green Bay Packers 28-27 win over the New Orleans Saints, Darren Sproles fumbled a kickoff return that caused a heated pile-up for the ball. While the officials were trying to determine who had possession Triplette pushed Matthews away by his helmet than followed that up with a shove to his chest. Triplette even gave some head wagging to Matthews.
I would recommend that Triplette get a Discount Doublecheck on some health insurance.
The ball was eventually ruled down by contact (which was a terrible call).