NFL, Referees Reach Agreement, Will Be Ready For Thursday's Game
No more replacement refs, no more crazy SportsCenter ratings for shows talking about replacement refs. Those record SportsCenter ratings set after Monday’s game are likely to stand for a long time.
The NFL reached an eight-year agreement with the NFL Referees Association on Wednesday night to end the lockout, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the refs will be back on the field starting Thursday night.
The new collective bargaining agreement is the longest between the league and game officials in NFL history.