FOX has hired recently retired NFL Vice President of Officiating Mike Pereira as a rule analyst, Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Farmer reports that FOX is building a command center in Los Angeles for Pereira, who lives in Sacramento. Pereira will be active on FOX's television broadcasts, as well as on FOX Sports Radio and live in-game chats on FOXSports.com.
"If I was given my choice of anything I could do after retiring from the league, this is pretty much it," Pereira told Farmer.
Pereira, a former side judge in the NFL, retired in April after serving as the league's director of officiating since 2001.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."