NFL to pay replacement refs for Week 4
The replacement refs have been replaced but the NFL is still paying them, according to a report confirmed by NFL.com.
According to the report, 112 replacement refs will receive either $3,500 or $3,000, depending on whether they were a referee or a sideline official.
The refs worked the first three weeks of the NFL season but the league and the referees association came to terms on a new contract days before Week 4 was set to begin.
The news was first reported by our own Peter King.
The $344,000 golden parachute: NFL decides to pay its 112 replacement officials for not working this weekend.—
Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) September 29, 2012