- Associated Press - Monday, December 9, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts coach Chuck Pagano isn’t looking for an apology over Jeff Triplette’s latest officiating controversy.

One day after the ref reversed a call on fourth-and-goal, giving the Bengals a touchdown at the end of the first half instead of giving the Colts a stop, Pagano said he was still waiting to hear from the NFL though he knows it won’t change a thing.

Triplette made the change after he said the replay showed BenJarvus Green-Ellis was not touched after he stumbled to the ground short of the goal line _ even though it appeared Colts nose tackle Josh Chapman tripped up Green-Ellis in the backfield.

Green-Ellis then bounced into the end zone.

The Colts wound up losing 42-28 to the Bengals, a game that could have a significant impact on playoff seeding.

When asked if the admission of a mistake would make a difference, Pagano responded: “Still 14-0 at half, right? So, no.”

After the game, Triplette told a pool reporter that he was only looking to see if Green-Ellis was touched down at the goal line and did not look to see whether Chapman caused the stumble. Chapman then celebrated the fourth-down stop.

Chapman insisted Sunday and again Monday that he got a hand on Green-Ellis’ foot, causing him to trip. The running back acknowledged in a postgame interview that he felt his left foot get hit but wasn’t sure if he tripped on his own.

The officials initially ruled Green-Ellis hit the ground short of the goal line, but Triplette reversed the call turning what was a 7-0 game with about 1 minute left in the first half into a 14-0 deficit for the Colts.

Indy then scored touchdowns on its first two series of the second half to get within 21-14.

Pagano immediately wanted an explanation.

“You always ask `What’d you see?’ So we had a conversation,” Pagano said, explaining that Triplette “clarified things.”

Pagano was unusually short with his answers, likely to avoid the potential of a fine from the league.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote in an email to The Associated Press that it was a “judgment call.”

It’s not the first time, Triplette has been involved in a controversy.

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