Found September 26, 2012 on No Guts, No Glory:
PLAYERS: John LynchDan Patrick
With each passing day, the NFL looks worse and worse in the referee debacle. And though they may not care how bad they look in all this, the fact remains that this is a black eye for the league. The latest embarrassing detail comes from FOX NFL analyst John Lynch. Lynch joined the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday and revealed that the league “duped” networks were close to a deal. So with a deal pending, the league asked the networks to take it easy on the replacements. Of course, a deal was never made and the NFL was able to keep up the appearance that the replacement referees were doing a fine job. Here’s the exchange between Patrick and Lynch: Lynch: I know Week 1 the league kind of duped every network and called and said, “Hey we’re close to a deal so have your guys go easy.” And so that was kind of the edict from up top: Go easy on these guys. Patrick: I did not hear that. You guys were told that a deal was imminent, so don’t be critical of what you see, the product? Lynch: Yeah, n...
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