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NFL refs approve 8-year deal

Updated: September 30, 2012, 11:26 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

IRVING, Texas -- NFL officials ended their labor dispute with the league by approving a new eight-year contract with a 112-5 vote on Saturday, then hustled off to the airport to get to work.

Next stop: stadiums around the country.

And, the officials hope, anonymity.

"The last Super Bowl that I worked, when we got in the locker room, I said, 'You know, the best thing about this game, nobody will remember who refereed this game,' " said Scott Green, president of the referees' ...

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