The biggest story of the early NFL season has been the questionable officiating by the NFL replacement referees, who are filling in for the regular officials while they are locked out.
There have been numerous missed calls and blunders, even moments where the replacement refs have lost complete control of the games. Outspoken Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall came up with a solution Monday, offering to pony up $2 million of his own cash to help resolve the situation:
“I don’t know what they’re arguing about, but I’ve got a couple mil on it, so let’s try to make it work,” he said Monday at the team’s headquarters. “I’m sure this locker room could party up some cash and try to help the cause out.”
Safe to say that Hall was joking, but since he’s pulling in close to $10 mil this season I’m sure Hall is good for it.
Some player have already been taking advantage of the replacement refs lack of experience, so either way the NFL and the officials need to settle their labor differences before the games get worse.
The safety and integrity of the game are on the line, and isn’t that what commish Roger Goodell been preaching about fixing for years?