Posted September 16, 2012

NFL issues memo to coaches about bullying replacement refs

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Jim Harbaugh’s supposed bullying of replacement refs prompted a memo to coaches from the NFL. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The National Football League has issued a memo to its coaches warning them not to bully the replacement refs, according to NBC Sports, citing a report on Sunday from Jay Glazer of Fox Sports:

[T]he league didn’t like the reactions of some of the coaches to some of the officials. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that NFL sent a memo this week warning the coaches against bullying the referees.  One coach who prompted the memo was 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

Harbaugh was fined in the offseason by the league for his “headache” comments that were directed towards the replacement refs.

The league and its replacement refs also came under the microscope on Sunday after a ref was notified Sunday morning by the NFL that he would not proceed with officiating the New Orleans Saints game against the Carolina Panthers.

The league was made aware on Sunday morning that the official had Facebook pictures of him tailgating at a Saints game in August, with subsequent comments from Facebook users asking him to “be nice with those yellow flags for our Saints!”


8 comments
Dave19
Dave19

If these bunk refs keep making horrible calls then they should be bullied.  They are ruining the NFL.  A few games have been changed already because of horrible calls or missed calls and we are only in week 2.

EdwardDunlap
EdwardDunlap

very "high schoolish" performance from the replacement refs

Ron8
Ron8

whats better than a player strike?  a ref strike?  an owners strike?  screw them all, football is a freaking sport, they only care about themselves,  screw them all, they dont care about us.  let them all eat cake!!

Steelerman1
Steelerman1

NFL needs to get their head out of their butt,and get the real refs back! It's pretty sad when the T.V. announcers can see that the Refs make a wrong call, and nobody can change or over turn it. These REFS. must go in order to keep a fair football season . Please don't make me BOYCOTT football like I have done with baseball......

Bill15
Bill15

Flags on almost every play, taking 5 minute to discuss it. Please, please, give everyone  a break and get the real refs back.

dougwilsmith
dougwilsmith

Before any serious injuries happen let's get the professionals back into the game.  Things are getting out of hand and look to only get worse.  Any longer delays than what are happening will break down the games and no one will get the control back.

Get Real
Get Real

LOL!

The striking Ref's make horrible calls.......