05-10-2012, 04:26 PM
NFL IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL REPLACEMENT OFFICIALS (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/05/10/nfl-identifying-potential-replacement-officials)

"The NFL has asked its officiating-scouting department to begin identifying
potential replacement officials for the 2012 season, according to a letter
obtained by FOXSports.com.<div class="m10l m10r"><div class="story_body line ">

The move is the result of an apparent impasse in labor negotiations between
the league and the NFL Referees Association over a new contract for NFL
officials. The previous deal, which was negotiated in 2006, expired at the end
of the 2011 season.</p>

“This is a contingency plan to make sure the NFL season will continue on
schedule as planned,” Ron Bayne, the NFL’s director of recruiting officials,
wrote to FOXSports.com.</p>

According to the directive, the search will target recently retired college
officials, as well as current “lower-division college, professional league and
semi-professional league officials whose window of opportunity for advancement
has pretty much closed but who have the ability to work higher levels but just
got overlooked.”</p>

NFL Referees Association executive director Tim Millis told The Associated
Press that he was “surprised by the timing” of the league’s directive to begin
identifying potential replacement officials.</p>

The NFL used replacement officials in 2001 during the preseason and Week One
but then reached a new five-year agreement after the first week of the regular

NFL officials are believed to have earned between $70,000 and $140,000
annually under the previous agreement, according to FOXSports.com, working
approximately 20 games per season and also spending time reviewing the rules and
studying game videotapes. Most NFL officials hold full-time jobs in addition to
their NFL duties."</p></div></div>

05-10-2012, 04:57 PM
"Most NFL officials hold full-time jobs in addition to their NFL duties."

That's absolutely correct.

Some Examples (all simply sourced from Wikipedia):

Ed Houchuli:
"Ed Hochuli is a trial lawyer[16] and a partner in the Arizona law firm of Jones, Skelton and Hochuli, P.L.C. since it was founded in 1983."

Upon further review, my client could not have been at the scene of the crime and is therefore innocent! Therefore, the ruling of the jury should be Not Guilty. First Dow--oops got carried away there...

Mike Carey:
"Mike and Wendy Carey founded Seirus Innovation, a privately held company that manufactures ski and snowboarding gloves, face protection, and other cold-weather accessories, in 1979. In September 2007, Mike Carey was named Chairman of the Board for SnowSports Industries America. As chair, his goal is to "get the suppliers, retailers, reps, media and resorts to come together as one community and work together, then we can create synergy to help strengthen the snow sports industry as a whole."
Carey is an inventor who owns or shares eight ski apparel patents, including "Cat Tracks," a device which he created at age 30 to slip over the sole of a ski boot to provide increased traction when walking."

Mike Carey supplying snowboards to Shaun White maybe...

Jeff Triplette:
"In January 2007, Triplette was named President and Chief Operating Officer of FNC, Inc., the provider of collateral management technology to the nation's largest mortgage lenders. Before joining FNC, he was Vice President for Risk Management at Duke Energy, a large energy company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina."

So he was blowing calls and people's mortgages... incredible...