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Oakland Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour is afraid the NFL’s replacement officials are going to only hurt the game of football.
“I think the integrity of the game is at stake,” Seymour told USA Today. “You never know who they know and who they’re connected to. And who are their favorite teams. To just say we’ve got some new guys coming in, who knows? They might admire Peyton Manning.”
Seymour is fearful of the unknown when it comes to the replacements.
“It’s just the unknown,” he says. “I’m not a fan of the replacements. Our regular refs, they work so hard to prepare themselves all throughout the year. They put in a ton of work to compete at the highest level. I want the best of the best.”
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