Update: NFL and referee's union reach tentative agreement

Early Thursday morning, the NFL and the referee's union announced that they reached a tentative deal. While the deal must still be ratified by the union membership on Friday and Saturday, the referees are returning to work tonight.

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NFL management and owners, who brought in more than $8.3 billion in revenue last year, continue to lockout experienced, union referees in an attempt to make a few more bucks at the expense of the middle class. The result has been terrible calls, a decline in player safety, and a loss of credibility for the sport.

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Commissioner Roger Goodell and owners of NFL teams,

Drop your demands for concessions, end the lockout, and bring back the real officials.
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