Found June 04, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
PLAYERS: Adam Schefter
Face Palm! According to reports from the Associated Press and ESPN’s Adam Schefter the NFL said Monday that it will immediately begin to hire and train replacement officials as contract talks with the NFL Referees Association "remain unresolved and the previous CBA has expired." The league said it has made the decision to hire replacements "in order to ensure that there is no disruption to NFL games this season." "Our goal is to maintain the highest quality of officiating for our teams, players, and fans, including proper enforcement of the playing rules and efficient management of our games," the league said in its statement. The league will look to hire officials from anywhere but the BCS conferences because those officials are run by NFL officials, and the NFL doesn't want to put the BCS officials in an awkward situation. Elite NCAA officials who have retired and officials from small college conferences and arena football will be considered, ...
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