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Ref Garth DeFelice Tackles St. Louis Rams' Kenneth Darby

Dec 21, 2008 – 6:19 PM
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During today's Rams-49ers game, St. Louis running back Kenneth Darby was tackled by Garth DeFelice:

No, DeFelice doesn't play for the 49ers, he was the umpire in the game. But with Darby coming at him, DeFelice delivered a forearm shiver, reminiscent of the hit that umpire Wilbur Hackett Jr., put on South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia in October.

The official play-by-play at says 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis made the tackle. That, however, is not what happened.
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