Sept. 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; The Referees gather at mid field to discuss a call during first half between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-US PRESSWIRE

Replacement Referees still getting a paycheck

If you remember the  article I wrote on the NFL signing the replacement referees to officiate through week 5, then this should come as no surprise.

The NFL has decided to pay all 121 replacement referees for officiating in week 4, despite the fact that the regular officials will be officiating all of the games.

There is no word yet on if the NFL will also pay them for officiating week 5 games , per their original agreement, but I can speculate that the answer would be yes.

A new collective bargaining agreement was agreed upon by the NFL and NFLRA early thursday morning.

Voting on the ratification of the new agreement took place Friday and Saturday. The locked out referees relieved the replacement referees starting with the Thursday night Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns game.


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