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Top 17 Most Controversial Sports Calls

16. Roethlisberger Toes the Line

2006 Super Bowl XL: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks: Questions still surround the touchdown run by Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. Did he actually get the ball over the goal line? The officials on the field thought so and the call stood after a review.

Seattle fans remain adamant that the ball never crossed the goal line, insisting that the original and upheld ruling was wrong ('Hawks fans felt robbed by three or four calls that night). As it turns out, the fans were right. This past August, referee Bill Leavy apologized to the Seahawks during preseason.

Leavy said, "It was a tough thing for me. I kicked two calls in the fourth quarter and I impacted the game and as an official you never want to do that. It left me with a lot of sleepless nights and I think about it constantly. I'll go to my grave wishing that I'd been better. I know that I did my best at that time, but it wasn't good enough. When we make mistakes, you got to step up and own them. It's something that all officials have to deal with, but unfortunately when you have to deal with it in the Super Bowl it's difficult.“ (Photo: AP)

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