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The NFL has reportedly hired Sarah Thomas as their first-ever female official.
According to the Bleacher Report, Tom Reed of the Northeast Ohio Media Group said last June that Thomas had joined the NFL’s development program for new officials in 2013 where she attended training camp assignments to get acclimated to the rules and environment.
Thomas said, “Being raised with brothers I’m just one of the guys, I guess,” she said. “I don’t try to be one of the guys. I am a female, but I don’t look at myself as just a female. I look at myself as an official. With their respect and the respect that I have for them, it just doesn’t feel like it’s a male-dominated profession.”