Archive for the ‘Off The Field News’ Category

NFL Stadiums to Observe Moment of Silence Following Friday’s School Shooting in Connecticut

In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, where a gunman shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children between the age of 5 and 10, the NFL has asked each stadium to observe a moment of silence prior to kickoff in this weekend’s games. The moment […]

Agent for Chiefs LB Belcher Says Never Thought Client Would Do Such a Thing

The agent for both Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and Romeo Crennel, the coach who witnessed Belcher’s suicide in a parking lot outside the team’s Arrowhead Stadium training facility Saturday morning, said “never in a million years” did he think Belcher was capable of such violence, Peter King of SI.com reports. Longtime agent Joe Linta said […]

KC Mayor Tries to Help at the Scene of Belcher Tragedy; Game to Be Played as Scheduled

Kansas City Mayor Sly James was at the Chiefs facility today, and spoke to reporters about the tragedy of Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher killing his girlfriend, then himself. The Mayor spoke about Chiefs GM Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel, who both were a few feet away from Belcher when he pulled the trigger. “He’s […]

NFL assigns crew for Browns-Ravens game

As we all know, the sign of an excellent NFL officiating crew is one that flawlessly calls 60 minutes of football. Thanks to a breakthrough deal between the NFL and National Football League Referees Association, the quality of the games on Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays should improve markedly. With the deal now in place, 122 […]

Official Statement from Both NFL and NFLRA on 8-Year Deal

The NFL and NFLRA are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement tonight on an eight-year collective bargaining agreement, subject to ratification by the NFLRA. “Our officials will be back on the field starting tomorrow night,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “We appreciate the commitment of the NFLRA in working through the issues to […]

Report: NFL, referees reach agreement

In what can only be described as excellent news in what has been a somewhat comical NFL season in terms of the on-the-field officials, it appears that the end is near for the replacement referees that the National Football League have been using up to this point. It appears that according to several sources, the […]

NFL, Ref’s union making progress

According to the NFL Referees Association, they and the National Football League have come to an agreement regarding backup crews. NFL.com was the first to report this development. A source familiar with the situation says that the team owners have become more proactive in this matter, as opposed to the past. While the 21 backup […]

Mayor of Green Bay Ticked Over MNF Ending; Result Swings Huge Amounts of Gambled Money

  From: TMZ The Mayor of Green Bay is so pissed about last night’s game — where replacement refs ROBBED the Packers of a win — he’s going straight to the NFL’s head honcho to demand the real refs get back on the job … TMZ has learned. Mayor James Schmitt tells TMZ he’s drafting […]