Found June 04, 2012 on
This Given Sunday:
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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The Seahawks were penalized by the league for what happened at some of the team's practices, and they're facing minor consequences.
Word just came down a short while ago via Adam Schefter from ESPN that the Seattle Seahawks have to forfeit OTA practices Wednesday and Thursday, and offseason workout day Friday because of violation of offseason workout rules.
The Seahawks had live contact at an organized team activity according to the NFL Players Association.
Seahawks players are not permitted to be at...
Reigning Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles last month. A lot of the news surrounding the situation has pertained to Suggs’ strong optimism that he will be back by November, which would be an amazing recovery just 6 months after the injury. However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter stirred up some talk about another story pertaining to the injury, which was how...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it sounds like rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon will lose some bonus money with his first NFL contract from the Jacksonville Jaguars. He’ll likely receive a “smaller and deferred signing bonus,” which equates to less guaranteed money.
This isn’t a surprise, since Blackmon has now been arrested for DUI for the second...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, multiple witnesses have told him that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs injured his Achilles tendon playing in a basketball tournament.
“He got hurt Sunday prior to the (basketball tournament) championship game,” said Herman (Sonny) Hoffman, the director of the Akchin Gymnasium in Maricopa, Ariz., where the tournament...
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor aggravated DUI charges, per Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter believes Blackmon could start out his first NFL season suspended.
“A suspension certainly is within reach here. It’s possible (he) will start out his career suspended,” said Schefter...