Longtime NFL official Carl Madsen dead at 71 after incident on way home from Titans-Chiefs game

Walt Anderson, who is NFL senior vice president of officiating training and development confirmed the news of Madsen’s passing in a statement. The cause of death was not immediately known. 

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​​”Carl Madsen was an NFL officiating fixture for more than two decades, first as a highly respected on-field official before transitioning to a replay role beginning in 2009,” Anderson’s statement read. 

NFL Umpire Carl Madsen stands in position during game action between the St. Louis Rams and the Baltimore Ravens at the Edward Jones Dome on Aug. 23, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

NFL Umpire Carl Madsen stands in position during game action between the St. Louis Rams and the Baltimore Ravens at the Edward Jones Dome on Aug. 23, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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