Yeah the lions have him for next season. I heard some talk on NFL today about him finishing his rugby time at Vegas and going straight over to the Lions training camp for the rest of this year. I don't know how true that is but I wish him the best. He isn't exactly the physical specimen you see in football but maybe with time in a football gym with their "supplements" he will fill out that frame and only drop a few hundredths off that 100 time.
@finedisregard there are actually plenty of refs in American Football with a pretty decent fan base because of their consistently good games. Baseball also has some really well liked umpires. It's just that in both sports the ref doesn't have an open mic all the time and you don't get to hear them railing professional athletes as much as Nigel Owens does. Rugby refs also need to talk more than any other sports ref, so some of their personality is going to leak through. »