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NFL Officially Hires 21 Full-Time Referees Ahead Of 2017 Season

While it has been discussed for some time, and in the works for nearly as long, it was only made official yesterday that the NFL has begun hiring select officials on a full-time basis, promoting 21 current officials to such a status beginning with the upcoming 2017 season. The arrangement…



League Announces Plans To Hire Up To 24 Full-Time Officials

It has been talked about for some time, with speculation and reports ramping up over the course of this offseason, but the NFL announced yesterday that they are going to hire up to 24 full-time officials, beginning with the 2017 season. While that is not a full complement of full-time…



Study Finds CTE In 110 Of 111 Donated Brains Of Former NFL Players

You have no doubt read or at least heard about a recent study published about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, better known as CTE, a brain disease that is thought to affect a large number of football players. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is on record that he is contemplating retirement…









NFL-CFL Announces Expansion Of Officiating Training Program

You might recall—though more likely you won’t—that last season the NFL partnered with the CFL to develop an Officiating Training Program, which I wrote about at the time. “Beginning this season, a group of NFL officials will have the opportunity to work as part of CFL crews during preseason and…