NFL, officials reach tentative labor deal

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The NFL and the NFL Players Association have yet to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The NFL and the NFL Referees Association are close to doing so.

Per multiple sources, the NFL and the NFLRA have struck an agreement in principle. The new CBA hinges on approval by the rank and file. They plan to gather next week to vote on the deal.

The CBAi sn’t official until more than 50 percent of the members of the NFLRA vote in favor of it.

The NFL and the NFLRA are in the last year of the current deal, an agreement brokered during a lockout in 2012 that ended after the embarrassment of the Fail Mary call on Monday Night Football.

24 responses to “NFL, officials reach tentative labor deal

  1. Ah so that’s what calling every thing last night was about – refs were doing a work-to-rule!

  2. “…an agreement brokered during a lockout in 2012 that ended after the embarrassment of the Fail Mary call on Monday Night Football.”
    ++++++++++++

    Yeah, the magnitude of that embarrassment was credited as being the impetus for the NFL to settle and give us the officiating we have had since. But as anyone with a lick of sense will attest, it was far from an end to embarrassments of that magnitude; no, quite the contrary. It happens so often we’ve become numb to it, the insult must now be over the top severe for it to register. How long before embarrassments like the NFC championship game last year become the norm?

  3. Well, at least you’ve finally admitted that the Fail Mary was – and is – an embarrassment to the League and the officials. It only took… how many YEARS has it been???

  4. The NFL would never play hardball with the NFLRA.
    They need them on their side, to enforce their ambiguous interpretation of the rules in order to affect the outcome of games.

  5. If I had to choose one (and I wouldn’t want to choose either), I’d rather the players were replaced than the refs. No interest in seeing that debacle again.

  6. They need to be full time employees , they also need more year round training and bi annual vision testing. The refs have bee. worse than ever the last few years. In the age of social media, they want to be the stars of the show. Making entiregames aboutn them selves.

  7. full time refs. fines for refs. suspensions.

    wish i could be at my job as they are and never worry about job security

  8. The NFL can give them their money but I dont have to give the NFL my money. If you want me to buy tickets, pay for subscriptions, or buy official merch then hire capable not-blind not-geriatric not-biased/bought refs and hold them accountable when their mistakes ruin games.

  9. The NFL can give them their money but I dont have to give the NFL my money. If you want me to buy tickets, pay for subscriptions, or buy official merch then hire capable not-blind not-geriatric not-biased/bought refs and hold them accountable when their mistakes ruin games.

  10. Fail Mary was minor compared to the incompetence of today’s officials! Bring back the replacements. When you are being paid in 6 figures for a part time job there is no excuse for the gross incompetence/corruption (?) constantly present. Saints games; Jaguars/Titans game; I have cut back so much on watching that I am sure I miss a not of equally poorly officiated games!

  11. Minimum age requirement is now 65. Network call quota (to deter small market teams) is increased. Now just sign the damned eye chart!

  12. If you whine enough about the refs, they’ll just go home and players can call their own fouls.

    You like that? You like that?!!

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