NFL Ditches Full Tim Refs

Jonathan Grant | July 12th, 2019

The NFL has decided to forgo its full time referee staff in lieu of labor bargaining negotiations, according to sources, and the move is sure to infuriate a few coaches. Now, it looks like referees will once again be placed on ‘part-time’ status, though they are basically considered a full time worker once preseason games begin.

Sports Illustrated

This isn’t likely to have an effect on the season coming up, but if the practice remains in place it could end up being detrimental to the league. The coaches won’t like it if their level of accuracy isn’t as high as possible, so that is one such reason they don’t like the program being altered.

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