Due to a heart condition, Bill Vinovich retired from field duty following to 2007 season, to serve as the replay official for Ed Hochuli. He was replaced as a referee by former side judge John Parry.
In 2012, doctors gave Vinovich a clean bill of health, and he has returned as a substitute official. On October 14, 2012, he returned to field level action for the first time since 2006, heading Scott Green's crew in Philadelphia.
The last time he officiated a playoff game was in 2006..
Not sure..why he was allowed to officiate a playoff game in first place(and that too why our game