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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; The talk regarding the lockout of the officials continues. It’s still unknown whether the NFLPA will take action. But the NFLPA hasn’t ruled out doing so. De Smith calls officials lockout “absurd,” doesn’t rule out a strike | ProFootballTalk...

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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De Smith calls officials lockout “absurd,” doesn’t rule out a strike

The talk regarding the lockout of the officials continues. It’s still unknown whether the NFLPA will take action.

But the NFLPA hasn’t ruled out doing so.

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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Re: De Smith calls officials lockout “absurd,” doesn’t rule out a strike

“In America it is the employer’s obligation to provide as safe a working environment as possible,” Smith told Jim Trotter of SI.com. “We believe that if the National Football League fails in that obligation we reserve the right to seek any relief that we believe is appropriate. The NFL has chosen to prevent the very officials that they have trained, championed and cultivated for decades to be on the field to protect players and — by their own admission — further our goal of enhanced safety. That is absurd on its face.”
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Goodell has already made a mockery of this league with his arrogance and abuse of power. These replacement officials are horrible. If they do not get this corrected and soon, it is going to end up being a comedy of errors that aren't even funny when it starts costing teams' games.
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Re: De Smith calls officials lockout “absurd,” doesn’t rule out a strike

Do you think I should be worried if I agree with DeMaurice Smith?
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Re: De Smith calls officials lockout “absurd,” doesn’t rule out a strike

Originally Posted by Utah_Saint View Post
Do you think I should be worried if I agree with DeMaurice Smith?
In this case, no. I think the vast majority of NFL fans would side with him on this one.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
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He is spot on 100% correct. The simple truth is the replacement officials, while I'm sure they are doing the best that they can, simply aren't very good. Pro Football moves fast and the rules are many. The devil is in the details.

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