Report: NFL officials union complains about Harbaugh covid-19 violation during sideline argument

The NFL Referees Association, the officials' union, has reportedly complained to the NFL that Ravens coach John Harbuaugh pulled his mask down and violated social distancing guidelines to argue with line judge Mark Steinkerchner during the Week 3 Monday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs. According to a report

Al Riveron back at work after recovering from covid-19

Al Riveron, senior vice president, in charge of centralized replay on game day, missed Week 1 due to covid-19. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Riveron is back in the Art McNally Game Day Center for today's games. Russell Yurk, vice president of replay, and three assistants were handling replay challenges in Week 1. We

6 officiating things I’m watching in the 2020 NFL season

It's here. I never thought it would get here. Despite the 2020 covid-19 pandemic, we will start the 2020 NFL season Thursday.  Here is what I'm looking for as I zebra-watch this season. 1. What will the officials do to protect themselves? I have already stated my concerns about how officials can properly

Truncated offseason means less time to consider, vote on rule changes

Embed from Getty Images Updated 4/1/20 to reflect owners approving expanded playoffs As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to run it's dangerous course, it appears that there will be less, if any, traditional offseason time. Already, the in-person league meetings have been canceled. The owners could meet met via teleconference sometime this week, to