On Tuesday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed guests Ben Austro, the editor of FootballZebras.com, and Ray Anderson, EVP of football operations for the NFL, to address the recent controversy concerning this year's Superbowl head referee Jerome Boger. Austro broke the story regarding allegations that Boger was chosen to lead the crew because he is African American after grades that were given by supervisors were changed apparently to make him look more qualified.
"Everybody is off the record because they don't want to - they fear retribution," said Austro. "But consistently I'm hearing eight downgrades."
"And he's been dinged eight times this season. And all eight of them have been appealed. And so they were all successful appeals, and gave him a perfect record, as the result."
Anderson responded to Austro's findings as "patently false" saying, "Whoever Mr. Austro's anonymous sources are have really misled him and misrepresented the facts to him."
"His information is inaccurate. It's unfair," said Anderson. "We are about diversity, that is true. But to suggest that him being black got him into the Superbowl, that's insulting and that is offensive on multiple levels."
Also on the program, Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett joined Piers Morgan to discuss a radio ad put out by Clarke telling Milwaukee residents to arm themselves.
"There's an emerging situation in the Milwaukee area," explained Clarke. "Fewer and fewer law enforcement resources - and I'm not going to be afraid to engage the citizenry in imminent circumstances."
Barrett responded to Clarke's ad calling it "irresponsible" and noted that, "The sheriff is not the law enforcement officer that has jurisdiction over the Milwaukee Police Department."
"And the fact is that that ad implies that the sheriff and the sheriff's forces are going to come to residences when they call 911. That simply isn't true."
Watch the clip and listen to the interview as Morgan wonders if Clarke's advocacy of armed citizens is creating "a return to the wild west in Milwaukee."