With legalized playing spreading, it’s extra well-known than ever for the NFL to make the influence that it’s doing everything it could to produce sure that that officials salvage as many calls upright as that that it is seemingly you’ll bring to mind. And so, indubitably, the NFL has put its plump-time officiating program on ice.
Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com experiences that the league has shelved plump-time officiating as section of ongoing labor discussions with the NFL Referees Association. This kind that NFL officials will revert to being section-time staff, which presumably stinks for those NFL officials who had become plump-time staff (and in flip given up their other section-time gigs).
It’s for sure a bargaining tactic by the NFL, which showed in 2012 that it’s better than willing to compromise the standard of officiating (and in flip the integrity of the game) by locking out the officials and hiring replacements. After three embarrassing weekends, the league resolved the work stoppage.
The most contemporary labor deal between the NFL and its officials runs through March 2020. Which seemingly manner that the NFL will all any other time be pennywise and pound foolish, undervaluing a perform that become a long way extra well-known as the NFL is poised to produce millions extra from the legalization of sports wagering.