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Officiating requires several attributes: an ability to be impartial, fair, knowledgeable and sensible. It also requires a thick skin, putting up with rough conditions and the difficult sacrifice of being away from home, family and friends during evenings, weekends and—in Major League Baseball—full weeks or months at a time. 

Not all people can be officials, but all officials must be people. 

The NFL recently announced referee Tony Corrente—who recently worked the New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions wild-card playoff game—will conclude his season early instead of continuing further into the playoffs. 

Corrente is taking a leave of absence to continue his fight against cancer

After a Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens mini-fight in Week 1, Corrente first became aware of an unusual feeling in his mouth. 

After doctors confirmed it was throat c...

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