>>League Standing By Decision Not To Overturn Late MNF Call
(New York, NY) -- The NFL is standing by the decision not to overturn a controversial call in last night's Monday Night Football game. It appeared Green Bay's M.D. Jennings intercepted a pass that the refs ruled was caught by Seattle's Golden Tate for a touchdown with no time remaining. A touchdown called on the field was upheld during video review. Seattle won the game 14-12. The league calls the result of the game "final." The NFL has come under fire in recent weeks for calls made by replacement referees while the regular refs sit on the sidelines in a labor dispute.
>>NFL Continues Labor Talks With Regular Refs
(New York, NY) -- The NFL is continuing labor talks with its locked out referees. NFL.com reports the league and referees union talked again on Tuesday after having discussions by phone on Monday. According to the report, the two sides held four "high-level" discussions in New York last week with the main sticking point the referees' pension. The NFL has been using replacement officials this season after locking out the regular refs when the labor agreement expired in June.
>>Report: Fired LFL Refs Being Used By NFL
(Undated) -- The NFL is reportedly using referees who were previously fired by the Lingerie Football League for incompetence. The LFL said in a statement issued to "Deadspin" that a couple of crews who were released for their on-field incompetence are now officiating in the NFL. The LFL also said the league is releasing the information because it's only fair that NFL fans know who is really officiating the games.
The statement came shortly after the bizarre ending of Monday night's game between the Packers and Seahawks in Seattle. The fiasco is the latest in the ongoing saga of replacement officials, who were under heavy criticism for the past two weeks prior to Monday's result. The regular officials have been locked out by the NFL.