Offensive pass interference, when incorrectly called, is offensive to the victimized team and their fans. So much so in one case that an eye doctor in Wisconsin is doing something about it.
Dr. Eric Knight of Knight Vision and Glaucoma Specialists has said he will offer free eye care to any NCAA referee after Wednesday’s Rose Bowl, won by the Oregon Ducks over the Wisconsin Badgers 28-27 after a controversial “OPI” call.
An offensive pass interference call against Wisconsin wide receiver Danny Davis late in the 4th quarter was proven by many experts to be incorrect. It cost the Badgers a key opportunity to move the football toward what could have been a game-winning drive.
The call was widely panned by both fans and refereeing experts on social media, including NBC Sunday Night Football expert Terry McAulay.
That is not OPI against Wisconsin. The receiver is trying to get into his route and the defender grabs him and prevents him from releasing. #OREvsWIS— Terry McAulay (@SNFRules) January 2, 2020
Dr. Knight was one of those fans who felt the call was egregiously wrong, and he has decided to offer “a free, no strings attached comprehensive eye exam and glasses (which are obviously desperately needed) to any NCAA referee.”
See his full Facebook post about the offer below, an offer confirmed by WTMJ.