NFL, officials reach agreement to end lockout

8:35 AM, Sep 27, 2012   |    comments
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(Sports Network) - The NFL and the NFL Referees Association reached an agreement late Wednesday night to end the lockout, according to

The agreement comes almost exactly 48 hours after the highly controversial ruling that decided Monday's game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

The two sides agreed to create a developmental program as a compromise to the NFL's demand for the addition of 21 officials to the current contingent of 121 NFLRA members, per an NFLRA source. The pool of money for the existing officials also will remain the same.

An NFLRA crew is expected to work Thursday night's game between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens.

More to follow...


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