NFL Reaches Deal With Refs
To the relief of all football fans, it looks as though the days of bad calls by replacement refs has finally come to an end. The NFL has reached a tentative 8-year deal with its regular officials Wednesday night to end the lockout and return to the field in tonight’s Cleveland-Baltimore game.
“Our officials will be back on the field starting [Thursday] night,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement, according to Yahoo!
Serious talks to end the ref lockout was triggered after Monday night’s controversial call by the replacement refs officiating the Green Bay-Seattle game. Many frustrated fans, players and sports analysts were outspoken about the bad call that gave Seattle the victory, which pressured the NFL to reach a deal with the NFL Referees Association.
We talked to one of those Replacement Refs this morning to hear about his experience on the field…Listen below!