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NFL to pay replacement officials

Updated: September 30, 2012, 11:25 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The NFL will pay its 112 replacement officials for this weekend even though they are no longer working games.

The league said Friday it will pay $3,500 to referees and $3,000 to other officials, NFL.com reported.

Replacements worked the first three weeks of the season, causing frustration from players and fans. That frustration hit a fever pitch Monday night when a controversial call cost the Green Bay Packers a win on a chaotic final play against the Seattle ...

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