Longtime NFL official, government Al Riveron retiring, supply says

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Long-time NFL official and manager Al Riveron is retiring, a league source said Thursday morning.

Riveron had a tumultuous tenure as acting head of the NFL from 2017 to 2019. Most notably, he oversaw the league’s year-long experiment to review passport interference penalties in 2019.

The league restructured the department in 2020, limiting Riveron to overseeing the replay department. Former umpire Walt Anderson, who was named Senior Vice President of Training and Development, was the de facto director of the league’s official program last season.

The source said Riveron’s duties would be incorporated into the oversight of Anderson and senior vice president of acting administration Perry Fewell.

Riveron spent nine years as an NFL umpire before joining the league office in 2013. He was the NFL’s first Hispanic umpire.