(Image source: ESPN)

BY CHARLIE MCKEAGUE AND CHRISTINA HARTMAN

After days of heavy criticism and the integrity of the NFL in jeopardy, the real refs are officially back in action. Owners and the NFL Referees Association have reached an 8-year agreement, meaning...

ESPN: “A regular crew, a real crew, a normal crew will be at the Thursday night NFL game in Baltimore, so every team in the league this week, week four, will have its game refereed by normal referees.”

Ahhhh - they’re back and  “Are we glad to see you!”

Monday night’s incredibly blown call in Seattle had fans, players and the media alike ripping the replacement refs.

CBS: “Twitter saw a spike in users mentioning refs over 300 thousand tweets in a matter of minutes. Many of them coming after the game from Packers players...”

Wednesday a high ranking NFL referee told the NFL network:

“...the officials are prepared to immediately begin work, noting he and many others have gotten access to all of the videos from the last three weeks of games that were distributed to the replacement officials.”

The real refs can expect some love when they return to duty Thursday — fans on Twitter are predicting a standing ovation.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that teams, players and fans quote “want and deserve both consistency and quality” in officiating. Stay with Newsy for more details.

NFL Refs Back on the Job After Deal Finally Reached

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Sep 27, 2012

NFL Refs Back on the Job After Deal Finally Reached

(Image source: ESPN)

BY CHARLIE MCKEAGUE AND CHRISTINA HARTMAN

After days of heavy criticism and the integrity of the NFL in jeopardy, the real refs are officially back in action. Owners and the NFL Referees Association have reached an 8-year agreement, meaning...

ESPN: “A regular crew, a real crew, a normal crew will be at the Thursday night NFL game in Baltimore, so every team in the league this week, week four, will have its game refereed by normal referees.”

Ahhhh - they’re back and  “Are we glad to see you!”

Monday night’s incredibly blown call in Seattle had fans, players and the media alike ripping the replacement refs.

CBS: “Twitter saw a spike in users mentioning refs over 300 thousand tweets in a matter of minutes. Many of them coming after the game from Packers players...”

Wednesday a high ranking NFL referee told the NFL network:

“...the officials are prepared to immediately begin work, noting he and many others have gotten access to all of the videos from the last three weeks of games that were distributed to the replacement officials.”

The real refs can expect some love when they return to duty Thursday — fans on Twitter are predicting a standing ovation.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that teams, players and fans quote “want and deserve both consistency and quality” in officiating. Stay with Newsy for more details.

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