The NFL has announced it’s replacement to Dean Blandino and his name is Alberto Riveron. Riveron, who is a former NFL referee, takes over as the new head of officiating which possibly could be the most scrutinized position in all of sports.
Let’s see what Twitter was buzzing about on this one.
ALBERTO RIVERON IS BACK! https://t.co/QF6WmrK01I
— Lucas Mitzel (@northsider89) May 10, 2017
New NFL head of officiating, Alberto Riveron Is native of Cuba, & moved to Miami at age 5. He would later become the NFL’s 1st Hispanic ref.
— Antwan V. Staley (@antwanstaley) May 10, 2017
So Dean Blandino’s old job goes to Alberto Riveron, who unlike Blandino has on-field experience — something the referees union wanted. pic.twitter.com/uy5EPthmfL
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 10, 2017
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) May 10, 2017
Congratulations to South Florida native Alberto Riveron on being named NFL senior VP of officiating. He’ll oversee league officiating dept.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) May 10, 2017
New NFL Senior VP Of Officiating Alberto Riveron Played Significant Role In League’s Fumbling Of DeflateGate https://t.co/MFAU5XTwT1
— 98.5 The Sports Hub (@985TheSportsHub) May 10, 2017
— RaiderRamble.com (@TheRaiderRamble) May 10, 2017
Congrats to Alberto Riveron as the new NFL SVP of Officiating! Very happy for him. The complaint window is now closed… pic.twitter.com/6TUWwLcQ4G
— Dean Blandino (@DeanBlandino) May 10, 2017
NFL has hired a new head of officiating, Alberto Riveron, per memo. pic.twitter.com/KKZcsQyFN5
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 10, 2017
Congratulations to Alberto Riveron, I think. Thoughts and prayers go out to him already for when the first controversial call of the new NFL season is botched and he has to take all the heat for it. Especially when he has to explain to everyone again what is a catch and what isn’t a catch. Good luck.