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Art Rooney II favors full-time refs

Updated: January 8, 2014, 7:54 PM ET
By Scott Brown | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Art Rooney II favors the NFL making referees full-time employees -- or at least looking into it -- as well as including more plays that can be reviewed during the course of the game.

But the Pittsburgh Steelers president gave referees a vote of confidence on Wednesday and said the league can help them if it "slows down on rule changes in general."

"We ask a lot of our officials," Rooney said. "They've got a lot more that they're looking at nowadays than ever before, ...

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