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In this Oct. 30, 1983, file photo, Los Angeles Raiders defensive end Lyle Alzado (77) yells at Seattle Seahawks tackle Ron Essink (64) as referee Jerry Seeman steps in to separate them during an NFL football game in Los Angeles. Former NFL supervisor of officials Seeman, who worked as the chief referee in two Super Bowls, has died after a long bout with cancer at age 77. Seeman died Sunday night, Nov. 24, 2013, at his home in Blaine, Minn., league spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Monday. (AP Photo/NFL Pho...

Ex-NFL referee Jerry Seeman dies

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BLAINE, Minn. (AP) -- Former NFL supervisor of officials Jerry Seeman, who worked as the chief referee in two Super Bowls, has died after a long bout with cancer at age 77.

Seeman died Sunday at his home in Blaine, Minn., league spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Monday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press first reported the death of Seeman, who was an NFL game official from 1975 to 1990, including 12 seasons as a lead referee.

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