Packers fans ought to love this. Lance Easley, the replacement official who signaled touchdown in the “Fail Mary” game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks in Week 3 of the 2012 NFL season umpired a charity softball game hosted by brash Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Wash. on Sunday.
Easley, who wrote a soon-to-be released book about the incident, spent Saturday and Sunday with Sherman. He autographed flags, cuddled with “Fail Mary” receiver Golden Tate and hoped that no deranged Packers’ fans showed up with evil intent.
From Easley’s site:
“Lance Easley — Critical Under Pressure Decision Maker… How Would You Deal With It?”
How about this friggin’ guy? It’s a wonder Pete Carroll didn’t make him an assistant coach.
Other athletes who participated in the softball game were Russell Wilson, Larry Fitzgerald, Terrell Owens, Lawyer Milloy, Shawn Kemp, Golden Tate and Dorell Wright. The game needed a home run derby to decide the outcome. Wilson’s team beat Carroll’s team, 23-22, thanks to a HR by Walter Thurmond. Tate was the game MVP; T.O. went yard twice.
Proceeds from the game went to Helping A Hero.org and other charitable causes. Sherman launched Blanket Coverage — The Richard Sherman Family Foundation at a dinner on Saturday. His foundation will use part of its funds to “donate school supplies and clothing to children in need.”