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Locked-out officials want paid for missed time


The good news is that, according to Jay Glazer of FOX, the NFL and the locked-out officials will talk early this week to try (key word: try) to solve the labor dispute.

The bad news is that, according to Jay Glazer of FOX, there’s a new issue between the two sides.

Per Glazer, the locked-out officials want to be paid for the weeks they missed.

With three weeks in and with the 121 officials making on average $5,500 per game, that’s $665,500 per week.  Which equates through three weeks to nearly $2 million.

Which means there’s another $2 million between these two sides.

Which means the replacements should keep washing their uniforms every Tuesday.

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35 Responses to “Locked-out officials want paid for missed time”
  1. ravenscaps48 says: Sep 23, 2012 12:44 PM

    Come on fellas, you can’t have it both ways!… Ed Hoculi’s supplement stash must be running low

  2. theysone says: Sep 23, 2012 12:45 PM

    You didn’t work, you don’t get paid.

    Get this deal done already!

  3. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 23, 2012 12:46 PM

    Lol get the hell out of here, the longer this goes on the more experience the scabs get, thereby increasing their effectiveness, thereby replacing them for good.

  4. jigwig13 says: Sep 23, 2012 12:47 PM

    Don’t be too greedy..u guys chose not to come to work

  5. stataddict says: Sep 23, 2012 12:47 PM

    I would also like to be paid for not reffing these games.

  6. jacksonjames4 says: Sep 23, 2012 12:49 PM

    perhaps somebody should remind these guys that they are part time employees.

  7. farty5 says: Sep 23, 2012 12:51 PM

    Why? You decide to lock-out, you face the consequences…

    I think the NFL is being idiotic but demanded pay, because you were picketing instead, doesn’t make any sense.

  8. esorscher says: Sep 23, 2012 12:53 PM

    THESE GUYS GET PAID OVER 5 GRAND TO WATCH FOOTBALL? Also if the NFL refuses to pay for locked-out time the refs should still cave… otherwise they’ll lose out on more paychecks

  9. crazybeardedjack says: Sep 23, 2012 12:53 PM

    Suck an egg “regular” refs!

  10. datdangdrewdundunituhgin says: Sep 23, 2012 12:54 PM

    not sure how this union works, but does the NFLRA offer sub-pay for labor disputes? seems like the locked-out officials are completely unaware of how good they actually had it for a part-time job with little to no accountability.

  11. nyyjetsknicks says: Sep 23, 2012 12:55 PM

    Can we admit both sides are greedy scumbags?

  12. 4evrnyt says: Sep 23, 2012 12:55 PM


    My impression of all 32 owners when they heard the refs want to be paid for the time their being locked out.

  13. ghjjf says: Sep 23, 2012 12:56 PM

    Why didn’t they take out lockout insurance?

  14. bingobrown12 says: Sep 23, 2012 12:56 PM

    “NFLPA accuses owners of “greed” for locking out referees”

    Yeah right.

  15. proflonghair says: Sep 23, 2012 12:56 PM

    I didn’t officiate then, either, can I get some paychecks?

  16. vysethelegend says: Sep 23, 2012 12:57 PM

    Holy crap, you’ve got to be kidding me.

  17. patfic15 says: Sep 23, 2012 12:57 PM

    Hahahaahha…OK refs. Surrrrreeee.

  18. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 23, 2012 12:58 PM


    That’s also a good one!

  19. apac6586 says: Sep 23, 2012 12:59 PM

    …Looks like Romney was right…

  20. JMil_ATL says: Sep 23, 2012 1:00 PM

    Keep ’em out permanently. These subs will get better. Hopefully they learn to be grateful.

  21. cletusvandam says: Sep 23, 2012 1:02 PM

    I hope the NFLPA is drafting a letter calling the refs greedy as I type this.

  22. canuck54143 says: Sep 23, 2012 1:02 PM

    Wow unions really are the reason the USA has fallen compared to other nations. Fighting for workers rights is one thing, but trying to steal the golden goose is another. I don’t blame them for keeping replacements on the field. Looking for a free handout they sound like government workers now!

  23. blackshirtz says: Sep 23, 2012 1:21 PM

    Screw the Zebras! Move on with out them. The guys there will eventually get better…. its just a matter of a few games before the others are forgotten. GO NFL. Screw the Zebras.

  24. billsboy88 says: Sep 23, 2012 1:33 PM

    It just isn’t sunday in september without Hochuli flexing and giving an overly long explanation to a call

  25. patriots123456 says: Sep 23, 2012 1:38 PM

    No worky!

    No checky!


  26. johnnyb216 says: Sep 23, 2012 1:43 PM

    Actually, the owners locked them out which means the owners were the ones who chose for them not to work by not honoring the current agreement. Im not saying that the officials deserve the backpay or anything like that, but I can see where the refs are coming from here since they are the ones getting screwed by the owners who arent allowing them to work.

  27. ravenator says: Sep 23, 2012 1:45 PM

    So do we chalk this up to a “paid” sick day…pathetic. Its not like they actually worked or anything they were on their couch like the rest of us.

  28. whydoineedawordpress says: Sep 23, 2012 1:50 PM

    i don’t think you guys know what a lockout is.

    hint: it’s not a strike.

  29. jagerbmb says: Sep 23, 2012 1:53 PM

    Seriously… I like the replacement refs, at least they let them play the game. Do they make mistakes? Sure they do, but nothing worse than we are used to seeing from the regular refs. Actually, I would rather have some of the replacement refs over the regular refs. Maybe the NFL will keep the good replacement refs and get rid of some of the regular refs when the lock-out ends.

  30. packhawk04 says: Sep 23, 2012 2:02 PM

    Keep in mind folks, the refs are just victims of big business greedy unionbusting…

  31. fmwarner says: Sep 23, 2012 2:04 PM

    I think this is an unreasonable request, but seriously people. Is the difference between a strike and a lockout really that hard to understand? These guys aren’t refusing to come to work. The NFL has told them they are not ALLOWED to go to work.

  32. huskersrock1 says: Sep 23, 2012 2:15 PM

    I like the replacement refs, they add an exciting 3rd dimension to the game.

  33. spiderpack says: Sep 23, 2012 2:30 PM

    Its amazing how ignorant everyone is to how this all works. The OWNERS locked out the REFS as a way to manage their labor disagreement. Now the NFL/owners are seeing the negative effects & feeling a wee bit of pressure & are becoming more agreeable to discussions, and the refs are asking for the $ they couldn’t make because they are locked out. Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a country so confused about political matters that we are prime for a Hitler or Stalin type takeover.

  34. ajchargers says: Sep 23, 2012 3:15 PM

    “Locked-out officials want paid for missed time”

    No, you should not be paid.

    Yes, you should check your grammar before posting.

  35. jaymc1988 says: Sep 24, 2012 4:31 PM

    in this case lock out and strike arnt to far apart.. the refs are lockin themselves out bec their part time pay demands are probably outrageous. they want to get back and no all the sudden they want to get paid for missed time… u just set yourselves back a few more weeks tops lol. i say the nfl should hire new full time replacements..the refs will obvously get better each game they watch/ personally ref. i dont mind the replacement refs as much as everyones i remember reg refs actually cost teams losses..ex. ed hoculi in sandiego years ago.. and fans still boo him to this day when he makes a call in sandiego lol

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