Former NASO Board member Red Cashion, who recently released a new book First Dooowwwnnn . . . And a Life To Go! (AuthorHouse, 180 pp.), worked in the NFL for 40 years, including 25 years as an official and referee and 15 years as a trainer of NFL officials.
Cashion served on the NASO board of directors from 1997-2000 and was treasurer from 1998-2000.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently included an excerpt of Cashion’s memories of working his first NFL game as a referee in Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., on Sept. 12, 1976, and his final game as referee on Dec. 22, 1996, in the same stadium.
In his final regular season game, Cashion writes Packers defensive end Reggie White came up to him before the game started.
“Red, I understand you are quitting,” White said. “Is that true?”
Cashion said twice that yes, he was hanging up his whistle.
“White, an ordained minister, then looked toward the heavens and jokingly said, ‘Praise the Lord.’ Then he smiled, patted me on the back wished me the best. He told me that he would miss me and that he appreciated the relationship we had developed through the years.”
Read more on Cashion's NFL exploits at http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/183258222.html.