Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/30/12
There’s no players lockout to worry about this season in the NFL, but things are far from hunky dory as the league announced that replacement referees are going to be in place when the new season kicks off. The officials and league are still quite far apart in their negotiations, especially when it comes to retirement benefits and the NFL won’t hesitate to keep on using replacements. The league said the replacement officials have undergone an extensive training period and have all been evaluated. In fact, they’ve already been working in the league’s preseason games. To help with the transition, the league said it will be bringing in former veteran officials to supervise them. The former officials will be in contact with the game officials and will let them know how they’re doing. The league said current officials have been offered a retirement package that averages $20,000 per year, but the officials’ union is seeking more. DeMaurice Smith, who is the executive director of the...
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