NFL’s 1st female official makes regular season debut


Shannon Eastin has made NFL history.

Eastin was the line judge in Sunday’s St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions game, making her the first woman to be an official in a regular-season game.

She is among the replacement officials hired by the league while the regular officials are locked out. Replacement officials are working games for the first time in 11 years.

Photo: Shannon Eastin takes the field in San Diego for her debut as an NFL official during a preseason game between the Packers and Chargers on Aug. 9. (Denis Poroy / Associated Press via LA Times)