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    ANOTHER LOCKOUT FOR NFL? OFFICIALS' DEAL EXPIRES AT END OF MONTH

    ANOTHER LOCKOUT FOR NFL? OFFICIALS' DEAL EXPIRES AT END OF MONTH

    "Gary Mihoces of <a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2012/05/contract-for-nfl-refs-expires-at-end-of-this-month/1?csp=34sports&amp;utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_ medium=twitter&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Usatodayco mNfl-TopStories+%28Sports+-+NFL+-+Top+Stories%29">USA
    Today</a> reports the collective bargaining agreement for NFL game officials
    expires at the end of this month. Talks continue, money is an issue, and we know
    that can lead to lockout.


    Officials were locked out at the start of the 2001 season. A year ago, the
    NFL locked out players in the offseason. How concerned are the men in stripes
    they might be locked out after their deal ends May 31?</p>


    "Not worried or concerned, but very much aware of that," Tim Millis,
    executive director of the NFL Referees Association, said in a phone interview
    from Wylie, Tex.</p>


    "That's kind of what happened with the players. But we're hopeful if anything
    like that happens, it can still be resolved before the season starts. … If
    there's no impasse declared, there are certain things that can be done where we
    work under last year's contract under certain situations. … This would be nice
    if we still had a year left, and we were talking about things getting
    done.''</p>


    The statement from the NFL on the current status of the officials: "We are
    continuing to have discussions"</p>


    Millis says matters such a travel per diem, how officials are graded and how
    playoff assignments are made are all part of the talks. Those aren't the big
    issues.</p>


    "The big items are pay, of course, and the second is pension," said
    Millis.</p>


    "The league, as you can imagine, is tough to deal with. … I don't mean dirty
    or impossible, they're just tough," said Millis. "But they didn't get to be
    where they are by being pushovers. They're reasonable, they're businesslike, and
    you've got to do the same thing and work hard to stay with
    him."

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    Re: ANOTHER LOCKOUT FOR NFL? OFFICIALS' DEAL EXPIRES AT END OF MONTH

    The word "Lockout" just makes me cringe.

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    Re: ANOTHER LOCKOUT FOR NFL? OFFICIALS' DEAL EXPIRES AT END OF MONTH

    If they hold out I would totally be a scab and fill in lol
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    UGH! The worst officiated professional sport.</P>


    Lockout and reload with a bunch of guys from college and cut the average age by about 20 years and we'll be heading in the right direction.</P>
    No one remembers who came in second.

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    Re: ANOTHER LOCKOUT FOR NFL? OFFICIALS' DEAL EXPIRES AT END OF MONTH

    <font color="#FF0000">No Jeff Triplette? How would the league survive without his superb officiating?</font>

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    Re: ANOTHER LOCKOUT FOR NFL? OFFICIALS' DEAL EXPIRES AT END OF MONTH

    The officials can't lockout the league. It's easy to hire officials that aren't in the union. Individually, refs are expendable. Plus, Bill Leavy deserves to be unemployed. I hope he gets mowed down someday.

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