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First female NFL referee to make debut in preseason game

It may be only preseason but it will definitely be a game for the record books.

Thursday's preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Diego Chargers will have
the first female referee in the NFL.

Shannon Eastin is a ref in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and runs a company that trains in football and basketball.

According to the NFL Commissioner, Eastin could be the first of several female game officials in the league.

Eastin said she would also like to see more women learning to become officials.

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