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RoanokeFan
06-04-2012, 06:22 PM
<font size="4"><font size="3">NFL TO START HIRING REPLACEMENT REFEREES AFTER TALKS WITH NFL REFEREES ASSOCIATION BREAK DOWN (http://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/06/nfl_to_start_hiring_replacemen.html)

"</font></font>The NFL will start hiring and training possible replacement officials with a
deal not yet completed with the NFL Referees Association.<div class="entry-content">


Talks between the league and the officials broke down after two mediation
sessions. The two sides had been negotiating since October and have said they
expect a new collective bargaining agreement in time for the upcoming
season.</p>


But that optimism has disappeared.</p>


A session was held Sunday under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and
Conciliation Service, and the NFLRA said the league "terminated negotiations" on
today.</p>


The league said that regional training sessions for replacement officials
would begin this month "to ensure that there is no disruption to NFL games this
season."</p>


"Our goal is to maintain the highest quality of officiating for our teams,
players, and fans, including proper enforcement of the playing rules and
efficient management of our games," the league said in a statement.</p>


The NFL's search would target retired college officials and perhaps current
ones who would be qualified to work professional games.</p>


Referees counsel Mike Arnold called those replacements "amateur
referees."</p>


"It is unfortunate that as referees' responsibilities are expanded that the
NFL would jeopardize player health and safety and the integrity of the game by
seeking amateur, under-qualified referees to administer professional games,"
Arnold said.</p>


Detroit Lions quarterback Sean Hill prefers to see the usual game officials
on the field.</p>


"We hope our regular crews are ready to go after they get everything worked
out," Hill said. "But if not, the game has to go on."</p>


The players' union expressed its concern about replacement officials, issuing
a statement saying:</p>


"In 2011, the NFL tasked officials with increased responsibilities in
protecting player health and safety, and its search for scabs undermines that
important function. Professional athletes require professional referees, and we
believe in the NFL Referees Association's trained first responders. ..."</p>


In 2001, the league used replacement officials for one preseason game, then
the first weekend of the regular season. An agreement was then reached, and
another CBA was negotiated in 2006 that expired after last season."</p></div>

derekunion28
06-05-2012, 09:05 PM
lol

RoanokeFan
06-05-2012, 09:07 PM
[;)]

bandwgn86
06-06-2012, 03:13 PM
Harooni and MH ref-ing a Eli Manning team, i'm sure they'd be fair. [:|]

RoanokeFan
06-06-2012, 05:06 PM
Harooni and MH ref-ing a Eli Manning team, i'm sure they'd be fair. [:|]

But of course lol

slipknottin
06-06-2012, 06:37 PM
I have already volunteered to ref all eagles games.

Martyr
06-06-2012, 07:00 PM
+1 sounds good to me lol

RoanokeFan
06-06-2012, 07:40 PM
I have already volunteered to ref all eagles games.

So we'll finally get a "W"? [;)]