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NFL and the referees’ union want grades confidential…until they don’t

Commentary by Mark Schultz The NFL season has gotten off to a contentious start between the front office and the NFL Referees Association, the union representing the on-field and replay officials.  The NFLRA has accused the league of throwing the game officials under the bus publicly while supporting their calls privately.  This controversy has even…

Week 6 referee assignments

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#153306829 / gettyimages.com Ronald Torbert — seen here last season when he was a side judge — leads his crew in this week’s Thursday night game. The crews of Terry McAulay and Gene Steratore are off. Note: The Patriots-Bills game will now be aired by Fox, not CBS, under the cross-flex scheduling plan. Thursday, Oct.…