Replacement Officals to Work Saints Game Sunday
With all the talk about bounties and suspensions during the offseason, there’s a story in the NFL that’s kind of been lost in the shuffle.
Members of the NFL Referees Association were locked out on June 3 after the union and the league failed to reach agreement on a new contract.
As a result, the NFL will use replacement officials for the Sunday night Hall of Fame game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals.
Commissioner Roger Goodell had said earlier he was comfortable with replacement officials.
The names of the officials calling the games have not been released and will not be available until gametime.