Meyer says SEC right in suspending officials

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida coach Urban Meyer says the Southeastern Conference did the right thing in suspending an officiating crew after its second controversial call of the year.

Meyer said Thursday he has great confidence in SEC commissioner Mike Slive and the system, but he also questioned why the SEC made its decision public.

Referee Marc Curles' crew called a personal foul on Arkansas defensive lineman Malcolm Sheppard in the fourth quarter as the Gators were rallying for a 23-20 victory last weekend. The league said there was no video evidence to support the call.

The same group of officials called the LSU-Georgia game earlier this month, which included a late unsportsmanlike conduct penalty the league said shouldn't have been called.

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