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Welcome Back Officials Early Thursday morning the NFL and the NFLRA reached an agreement on a new 8-year agreement.  The new pact is expected to be ratified on Friday by the union. Commissioner Roger Goodell in the meantime has lifted the lockout of the officials and that paves the way for them to be on the field this evening in Baltimore for the Browns-Ravens game and then for the full slate of games on Sunday and the Monday night finale. The officials did get a nice pay raise, as a senior official will now top out at $205,000 during the new contract. John Parry will be the referee for the Patriots game Sunday against the Bills in Buffalo.  His last game was also a Patriots game…Super Bowl XLVI. Belichick Fined New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was fined $50,000 by the NFL for “impermissible physical contact with an official” for his actions following New England’s 31-30 loss on Sunday night to Baltimore. Belichick said he accepts his fine and he never meant a...
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