End of NFL Referee Lockout

The NFL reached a tentative agreement with referees as union officials head back to work.
3:00 | 09/27/12

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The NFL -- Trevor Rees have struck a deal ending that walk out. That -- substitute -- in the -- man accused sides finally settled -- Jerry controversial play turned bill labor dispute into a national punchline we begin with ABC's. -- I'm Bradley. -- deal. Is done. Regular NFL officials returned to work tonight after their union in the league reached a tentative agreement to end the -- the began in June the replacement officials will be replaced the officials union still needs to approve the eight year deal but the NFL commissioner lifted the lock outs of the regular -- can call tonight's browns ravens game in Baltimore. In a statement commissioner Roger Goodell said we look forward to having the finest officials in sports back on the field and I want to give a special thanks to NFL fans for their passion. Now it's time to put the focus back on the teams and players where it belongs. This shocking finish to Monday night's Packers Seahawks game might have been the breaking point during the final play to replacement -- -- different. Calls mrs. Comical to me really. Ultimately ruling would look like an interception but touched down. The fall in -- created announcer players and fans and. Beyond you -- -- in the sports world in football people. This went to The Today Show Good Morning America it was national conversation. Monday's finish and other embarrassing calls by the replacement reps brought a renewed sense of urgency to strike a deal. This morning NFL players welcome the regular officials return. CJ Spiller of the Buffalo Bills -- Welcome back -- glad you got a deal done but thanks to replacement reps for doing their best. Now both sides got some -- what they want it. The -- C a boost in salary over the next several seasons in the NFL we'll get to set up deep bench of replacement wraps it can use to step in for some of the underperforming officials. -- rob it's not forgotten it's mine I saw that yeah. He -- -- corporate -- we expect to CV regular -- back on Sunday as well as tonight's game in Baltimore between the ravens and the browns but how long until this deal is ratified. -- the union is gonna meet in Dallas on Saturday where they're expected to vote they'll need a majority vote the NFL owners they won't have to vote because the commissioner -- act for them. And in fact that's what we're going to see don't real wraps back tonight -- -- and then. Rob. That unit and this is my dad hit him on. -- that is I perceive that -- -- -- rallied watches bags enjoy watching your business week into tomorrow.

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