Jeff Triplette resigns as NFLRA president

Embed from Getty Images   Jeff Triplette has resigned as president of the NFL Referees Association (NFLRA), the officials' union. Vice president Tony Steratore is now president. The NFLRA Board of Directors appointed Carl Paganelli as vice president. Triplette had been NFLRA president since 2013 after serving as vice president and as a

NFL officials’ union executive worried about increased public attacks

Embed from Getty Images     Just two months into the job, new NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) Executive Director, Scott Green is speaking out on behalf of the officials and against public criticism by players and coaches. Green told USA Today that he wants to speak to the NFL players union about ways to curb the

Jim Quirk Sr. to retire as NFLRA boss

Embed from Getty Images   Jim Quirk Sr., NFL officiating veteran and executive director of the NFL Referees Association, the officials union, is retiring from his post, according to an Associated Press report. Quirk has been executive director since 2013. Former NFL referee and  former president of the NFLRA, Scott Green, will replace Quirk. Green

Speculation whirls around new referee hires

NFL will hire from current roster Scott Green and Ron Winter have retired, opening up two slots at the referee position.  The NFL has not hired a referee straight out of college and into the NFL since the 1970 merger, so the two new white hats will come from the current

NFL getting their stripes in a row for 2014

League has several shoes to fill in the offseason The Super Bowl is fast fading into the rear view mirror and we now enter what is called the "dark period" in regard to NFL officiating.  According to the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFL Referees Association, there is

4 historic facts related to this year’s Super Bowl crew

I enjoy historic aspects of NFL officiating and as we get ready to zebra watch in Super Bowl XLVIII here are some interesting nuggets regarding officiating in the Super Bowl. Field judge Scott Steenson sets the record for most years between return trips.  Steenson worked Super Bowl XXXI, and makes his

Boger, Carey, Parry out of playoffs

In an attempt to narrow down potential assignments, Football Zebras has learned from multiple sources that last year's Super Bowl referee, Jerome Boger, did not receive a playoff assignment this season. Also not receiving an assignment are Mike Carey and John Parry. Missing the playoffs the year following a Super Bowl

R Scott Green, SJ Larry Rose retiring

During today's Ravens-Bengals game on CBS Sports, announcer Jim Nantz reported that referee Scott Green and side judge Larry Rose will both retire at the end of this season.  Both are still eligible for postseason assignments. Green entered the NFL as a back judge in 1991.  He worked Super Bowl XXXVI