User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.
 Winter Storm for January 31-February 1, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar


Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to ushare@keloland.com

Storm Center Update

 

News

[0] My Saved Articles
NBA
Phoenix
87
Golden State
106
NBA (1 Qtr)
Miami
13
Boston
7
NBA (2:00 PM)
LA Lakers
New York
NCAA MBK (Half-Time)
Oakland
49
Youngstown St
42
NFL (6:30 PM)
New England
Seattle
NHL (1 Period)
Arizona
0
Montreal
2
NHL (1 Period)
St. Louis
1
Washington
0
NHL (2:00 PM)
Nashville
Pittsburgh
NHL (3:00 PM)
Minnesota
Vancouver
NHL
Chicago
0
San Jose
2
Updated: Feb 1, 2015 12:25PM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Reports: NFL, Referees Closing In On New Deal

September 26, 2012, 12:56 PM

Reports: NFL, Referees Closing In On New Deal

Two days after a controversial call cost the Green Bay Packers a win, the NFL and the referees' union are reportedly nearing an end to a lockout that put replacement officials on the field since the start of the season.

According to several reports, the NFL and the union are close to a new deal that would allow the league's regular officials to return to work, possibly as early as this weekend. ESPN reported Wednesday that "an agreement in principle is at hand," and The New York Times reported that the sides "were closing in" on a way to end the impasse. ESPN cited unidentified sources from both sides; the Times cited a person briefed on the negotiations.

The NFL declined to confirm that a deal was imminent.

"Until somebody tells me differently, it's not really changed," Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt said.

Still, even the suggestion that regular refs could be back as early as Sunday was greeted with welcoming words.

"If it's final and they are, I'm sure a lot of people will be happy - and I'll be one of those guys, too," running back Adrian Peterson said on a conference call from Detroit in advance of the upcoming Vikings-Lions game.

NFL agent David Canter tweeted: "Welcome back real refs. Just remember when you blow a call you'll get no sympathy."

A person briefed on the negotiations told The Associated Press that the talks between the league and its officials resumed Wednesday after a short break after going a 14-hour meeting that started Tuesday. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the discussions were not made public and would not characterize the talks.

The debate over the use of replacement officials has raged since the start of the season, and boiled over after the final play of the Packers-Seahawks game. A last-second scrum in the end zone was ruled a game-winning touchdown by Seahawks receiver Golden Tate. But Packers players, their fans and much of the football-watching public saw an interception by Green Bay's M.D. Jennings.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay's quarterback and the reigning league MVP, used his weekly radio show Tuesday as a platform to lash out at the NFL and  question its priorities.

Even President Barack Obama has weighed in on the dispute, tweeting Tuesday that "NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon."

Even a deal was reached it was still uncertain how it would affect the weekend's games.

"Your loud voices r heard about getting Refs back," Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay wrote on Twitter. "We're desperately trying 2 get it done! We want a deal that improves officiating overall."

Previous Story

Next Story


RELATED STORIES
Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View sports

You may also like

Browns 'Disappointed' By Report Gordon Failed Drug Test

1/25/2015 5:33 PM

The Browns say they are disappointed about a report that troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and could be facing a one-yea...

Full Story
KELOLAND Sports/Yankton Press & Dakotan Basketball Polls

1/26/2015 12:05 AM

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Follow @KELOSports on Twitter or Facebook throughout the season Here are the Basketball rankings from KELOLAND Sports/Yank...

Full Story
Lincoln Grad Working For NFL On Super Bowl Sunday

1/31/2015 5:55 PM

For fans it's the biggest game of the year, but for one Lincoln High School graduate it's a great step in her career.

Full Story
Daktronics Draws Attention Of CBS News

1/31/2015 9:55 PM

Hours before the kick-off of the biggest game of the year, the company with the biggest video board will get some national television attention

Full Story | Watch
Friday Night Scoreboard

1/30/2015 11:07 PM

Here are Friday night's results from across KELOLAND.

Full Story


Events