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Ex-ref: Roger Goodell doesn't care

Updated: September 18, 2012, 8:19 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As players and coaches around the NFL continue to express frustration with replacement referees, one former official blasted the league on Tuesday, saying commissioner Roger Goodell is devaluing officiating in the NFL and that the performance of replacement referees will deteriorate over time.

"It's obvious to me that (Goodell) just doesn't even care. Otherwise, how could they replace professionalism with unprofessionalism in a game that's so tough to work, even ...

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