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Sources: Refs reject offer in 3-2 vote

Updated: September 28, 2009, 9:42 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN

The NBA made another offer to its locked-out referees last Friday, and the refs' lead negotiator removed himself from the talks Monday after that offer was narrowly voted down by the union's executive board, ESPN.com has learned.

The latest offer from the league was made Friday at a previously undisclosed bargaining session in Philadelphia.

Sources familiar with the discussions said the union's five-man executive board met Sunday in Washington and turned down the proposal ...

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