Turley: Penalty Flags Are Part Of NFL Conspiracy

"I've seen behind the curtain," Kyle Turley says, "and I know a few things"

The DA Show
October 15, 2019 - 11:57 am
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For many NFL fans, particularly those in Detroit, several blown calls marred Monday Night Football, as the Lions fell to the Packers, 23-22. Some folks pinned the loss on the Lions for their inability to capitalize on Green Bay’s mistakes, while others pinned the loss squarely on the officiating.

What actually happened last night?

“Things happen in an instant,” former NFL All-Pro offensive lineman Kyle Turley said on The DA Show “In real time, unfortunately, these officials and the people up in the booth – if I’m sitting on my couch and you’re sitting on your couch and you can call it, they should be able to call it. Unfortunately, we go back to a conspiracy conversation. In the NFL, it’s an entertainment business, and they’re going to do what they want.”

Turley, 44, was asked if he believes in NFL conspiracies. He was asked if officials are biased against certain teams.

“Let’s just say I’ve seen behind the curtain and I know a few things,” said Turley, who played in the NFL from 1998 to 2007. “I’ve seen this conversation as far as conspiracies go from every level. It’s very real.”

Turley, a first-round pick in 1998, spent the first five years of his career in New Orleans.

“I know that I’ve seen a business plan and a stadium plan and everything for the San Antonio Saints,” Turley said. “Let’s just say that some things happened there. A lot of other things happened around the NFL and around sports leagues in general. People can look up the history of what sports is and who’s won things and why. Why do certain people stay on top? The only true champion out there is the New England Patriots, period.”

While many NFL fans think just the opposite – that the Patriots have bent, if not broken, the rules to achieve success – Turley disagrees.

“Not at all,” he said. “Once they got in (to all those Super Bowls), believe me, (the league has) been trying their hardest to get them out.”