The NFL and NFLRA came to terms on an eight-year agreement late on Wednesday night, meaning that “regular” officiating crews will be back on the field for tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup. After Week 3′s shenanigans it was clear that things couldn’t get much crazier–or much worse–with the replacement officials. Thank goodness that this ridiculous chapter has ended and the deciding factor of games will return to being how the teams in it perform on the field.
Here’s a rundown of the agreement and some of the specific terms between the league and the Referees Association. – NFL.com
Why the sudden deal after weeks of the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell showing indifference to the situation? Because when cries of foul come from as high as the President of the United States, the NFL knew it had a real PR problem on its hands. It’s always about business with the NFL and this was yet another stark remainder of that fact. – Philly.com
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