Well, it was fun while it lasted. And it didn’t last very long.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the NFL will not be using one-man officiating crews in lieu of full crews of replacement officials.
“There has been no discussion or consideration of that whatsoever,” Aiello said by email.
We stand by the notion that it’s a rumor (and, as our source said, a “strong” one) within the hallways and offices and cubicles of 345 Park Avenue. But if the league is officially taking the position that there has been no official discussion of consideration of it, then we’ve got no reason to dispute the league’s official position.
Even if the unofficial whispers don’t mesh with it.