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NFL plans for referee lockout

Updated: September 10, 2012, 9:14 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

With no resolution to talks between the NFL and its locked-out referees in sight, the league has devised a schedule for replacement referees through the first five weeks of the season, a league official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday.

The league and the NFL Referees Association, which covers more than 120 on-field officials, are at odds over salary, retirement benefits and operational issues.

In early June, the league locked out the officials, who are part-time ...

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