Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/19/14

If there isn’t enough bad things to say about the replacement NFL officials, add this to that list.

In Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Ravens, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was told by a replacement ref that he needed him to step it up for his fantasy team.

“They’re like fans, kind of though,” McCoy said to 94WIP’s Anthony Gargano and Ike Reese. “I’ll be honest, they’re like fans. One of the refs was talking about his fantasy team, like ‘McCoy, come on, I need you for my fantasy,’ ahhh, what?!”

(Dale Zanine/US Presswire)

Okay, now don’t get me wrong here. I’m not saying that these guys can’t play fantasy football, but I know damn well when I have a guy on my fantasy team, I’m obviously hoping he can score me some points. I can not control whether he does or not, but in this situation these replacements can do that.

You can’t tell me that if the Eagles are 3rd and goal at the one, and the replacement needs a touchdown from McCoy that he wouldn’t happen to overlook a slight holding call to get that touchdown on his fantasy squad. Maybe he would, maybe he wouldn’t, but I don’t want him on the field if he’s telling guys that he needs to step it up for a fantasy team.

Ray Lewis tried to scare some sense into one of the refs on Sunday, McCoy said.

“During the game, they made like a bad call or something, the ref, and I see Ray Lewis like pump his chest up, trying to scare him,” He said. “(and) Don’t you know [the ref] started stuttering? I’m like ‘what’s this?!’”

This situation is getting out of hand with the replacement officials, and the NFL needs to do something about it, and fast. Week two was atrocious in terms of the zebras, hopefully we can get our guys back as soon as possible.

The post LeSean McCoy says replacement ref got on him about his fantasy team appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jets players rip Patriots over Deflategate

Tom Brady: 'My feelings got hurt' in Deflategate controversy

Odell Beckham Jr. says he played with two hamstring tears

Report: A-Rod apologized to new MLB commissioner

Pete Carroll empathizes with Belichick, Pats in Deflategate

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Max Scherzer thanks Tigers with full page newspaper ad

Ray Lewis: Patriots should have asterisk for cheating

Report: Cavs players believed team lacked depth

Richard Sherman calls out Kraft, Goodell over their friendship

Brandon Jennings to miss 6-9 months with Achilles injury

Report: Josh Gordon tests positive for alcohol

NFL was profiting off Marshawn Lynch's crotch grab

NFL finally getting its own YouTube channel

20 most amazing stats in Super Bowl history

Six X-factors who could make an impact in Super Bowl XLIX

Five potentially fatal flaws for Patriots in the Super Bowl

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

WATCH: Opposing Packers celebrate Pro Bowl TD

WATCH: Sherman, Peterson hug it out at Pro Bowl

WATCH: Chris Berman is not happy at the Pro Bowl

PHOTO: Brock Lesnar's tramp stamp says ‘Kill ‘em All’

WATCH: Hassan Whiteside blocks five shots in 7 minutes

Duke unveils 'K' hats after Coach K's 1,000th victory

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NFL was profiting off Lynch's gesture

NFL finally getting YouTube channel

20 amazing stats in Super Bowl history

Tom Brady: 'My feelings got hurt'

Potential 'X-factor' Super Bowl players

Potential fatal flaws for Pats in SB XLIX

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

Chris Berman isn't happy at the Pro Bowl

Brandon Jennings out 6-9 months

Josh Gordon tests positive for alcohol

Report: A-Rod's apology meeting request gets rejected

Harbaugh rapidly landing recruits

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.