The NFC squad has less star power. Drew Brees will team up with San Francisco running back Frank Gore and Carolina receiver Steve Smith. New Orleans quarterback Former officials supervisor files lawsuit: Earnie Frantz, a former supervisor of NFL officials from 1981 to 2001, sued the league in federal court in New York, claiming he was unfairly fired after some referees lodged false complaints that he was racially biased. Frantz said part of his job as a supervisor included grading the performance of officials after each week of play. While performing that role, the suit said, Frantz became a target of complaints by “a vocal component of the minority officiating crew,” who complained that he was racially biased and graded minorities more harshly than whites. Frantz, who is white, claimed in the suit that he was essentially fired “because of the color of his skin.” “I learned something every day. I’m just looking forward to playing in the game and having one more great experience to finish the year.” Young is the first rookie quarterback to make the Pro Bowl since Dan Marino. Manning, the Super Bowl MVP, will start with league MVP LaDainian Tomlinson before an impressive defense led by Miami’s Jason Taylor and Denver’s Champ Bailey takes the field. Vince Young didn’t see this trip to Hawaii as a vacation. The Tennessee quarterback figured a rookie should never stop learning, even at the ProBowl. “It’s been great. My head’s kind of spinning, but it’s a great time,” said Young, who will back up the AFC’s Peyton Manning and Carson Palmer in the NFL’s 57th all-star game today in Honolulu. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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