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Better late than never?

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Deshea Townsend (26) loses his helmet as he hits Seattle Seahawks’ Joe Jurevicius during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl XL football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

RENTON — Better late than never.

Haunted by blown calls in Super Bowl XL, referee Bill Leavy acknowledged officiating mistakes that may have contributed to the Seahawks’ 21-10 defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers 4 ½ years ago.

“It was a tough thing for me,” Leavy said Friday. “I kicked two calls in the fourth quarter, and I impacted the game, and as an official you never want to do that.”

Although Leavy did not refer to any specific calls, two controversial plays in the fourth quarter of the 2006 game hurt the Seahawks and incensed their fans. Percy Allen, Seattle Times, Full story

Are we over this yet?

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