On Sunday afternoon a video of a Browns 4th quarter fumble went viral when a fan noticed that the Redskins were awarded the football even though they never actually recovered the ball.
Watch the video below closely and you can see that Browns running back Duke Johnson fumbles the football and quickly recovers it yet the refs make a ruling while looking at a pile filled with Redskins players.
Here’s the broadcast video of the play.
As you can see Duke Johnson clearly recovers the football in the first part of the video and there is no evidence that any Redskins player ever held possession of the ball in any of the replays.
Here’s the NFL’s response.
I like how the NFL says that nothing definitive was shown when Johnson clearly recovers the ball in one of the angles.