Banker by Day, NFL Replacement Ref by Night

Mired in a contract stalemate with its referees, the National Football League decided to kick off the 2012 season with replacement officials.

The ensuing disaster, including missed or blown calls and general mayhem on the field, has left football fans across the country wondering, “Where the hell did they find these guys?

The answer: from the Lingerie Football league, New Orleans Saints fan clubs, the real estate industry … and Bank of America.

The official at the center of perhaps the most controversial call of the season is in fact a vice president for small-business banking at B of A in California.

Lance Easley has worked at the bank since June 2011, according to his LinkedIn profile, and was a business banking specialist at Wells Fargo for nearly three years prior to that. A source at B of A confirmed Easley’s title, but the company declined to comment further.

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