NFL Lockout Ending Soon?

Pressure increases for professional referees to return after controversial call.
3:00 | 09/26/12

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And last night we told you of the wild call on the football field and the replacement referees blamed. Tonight there's word the nfl lockout could be ending. How soon? Abc's dan hairs has the latest. Reporter: In the aftermath of the bad call heard around the world, the league and the referees union reportedly held an 18-hour negotiating session -- and tonight, according to our sister network, espn, a deal is quote, "at hand." That late-game debacle -- that hail mary, the scramble in the end zone, and the two replacement refs making totally different calls -- this is comical to me. Reporter: The touchdown that really looked like an interception, but let seattle beat green bay. It infuriated everyone from the announcers, to the fans, to the players, and tonight it appears to be what finally brought the powerful nfl owners and referee's union to this possible deal. The refs have been locked out since june in a diste over compensation and the power to bench bad referees. But the replacement refs brauth in by the league proved infinitely worse and made the fans miss the regular refs usually taken for granted. Last three weeks we're focusing on the officials. That's the wrong thing to look at. It's obvious, people watch football games and say how many bad calls are these officials going to make? That's the problem right now. Reporter: According to our friends at espn, if a deal gets done today, there are refs ready to go for tomorrow night's browns/ravens game. If the deal gets done in the next 24 hours the rest of the refs could be on the field sunday. Either way the refs taken for granted no longer.

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