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NFL and NFLRA Release Statement Following Agreement of New Deal

The NFL and the officials have finally gotten on the same page, agreeing on an 8-year deal Wednesday that will put the real men in stripes back to work starting Thursday when the Ravens play the Browns.

The pressure was on after Monday’s unreal ending to the Packers and Seahawks. The NFL and NFLRA released a statement a little while ago about the new deal in place.

The NFL and NFLRA are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement tonight on an eight-year collective bargaining agreement, subject to ratification by the NFLRA.

“Our officials will be back on the field starting tomorrow night,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We appreciate the commitment of the NFLRA in working through the issues to reach this important agreement.”

“Our Board of Directors has unanimously approved taking this proposed CBA to the membership for a ratification vote,” said Scott Green, president of the NFLRA. “We are glad to be getting back on the field for this week’s games.”

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. DrGeorge

    September 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Whew! — That’s a load off my mind. Now I can sleep well at night, knowing the world is safe for Democracy and safe from those carping media analysts who badgered the replacement refs unmercifully for being incompetent, when what the refs really lacked was front office support. The replacements weren’t perfect, but they worked under very trying circumstances and they saved the NFL big bucks.

    If there is an incompetent in this debacle, it is King Roger, who hired the replacements and then let them twist slowly in the wind of media abuse. The whole affair was utterly mismanaged. When the chips were down, nobody had the replacements’ backs. Certainly not Roger. When the wind blew ill, King Roger hung them out to dry.

    Yet, King Roger remains above media criticism, because it’s his game, after all. Money talks. And now, the media can get back to second-guessing the real refs, just as they’ve always done. And the replacement refs, publicly dishonored, will remain a permanent reminder of what happens to those who trust in Roger and try to do the NFL a favor. No good deed goes unpunished, they say.

    As for King Roger, his legacy floats serenely on — proving once again how high a man may rise in this world on arrogance and hot air.

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