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Ray Anderson leaving NFL at end of season


NFL executive oversaw officiating department during tenure Ray Anderson, NFL executive vice president of football operations, will leave his position at the end of the 2013 season to “pursue other opportunities” according to a statement from the National Football League.   In the statement, commissioner Roger Goodell said of Anderson, “Ray’s wide-ranging experience in football…

NFL VP of operations pressed on lockout


NFL executive vice president for football operations, Ray Anderson, clarified the NFL’s proposal regarding full-time officials and scoffed at the idea that the integrity of the game would be compromised with replacement officials.  The NFL has locked out members of the NFL Referees Association in a contact dispute and has hired replacement officials to call…

Eastin on sideline for Preseason Week 2


[media-credit name=”Mike Jurecki | XTRA 910 Sports.” align=”alignright” width=”150″][/media-credit] Shannon Eastin will have to wait at least week to continue her history-making stint as the first female NFL referee. A source with knowledge of the second week assignments of the replacement officials indicates that Eastin will be in uniform, but will be an alternate. In…

Referee temps have ’01 scab experience


Crossing the proverbial picket line is familiar to some of this year’s replacement officials. That’s because the NFL has found somebody that they used to know. Eleven years ago, when the NFL Referees Association went on strike, the league hired replacement officials, who served in the preseason and Week 1 of the 2001 regular season.…