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Lingerie Football League’s fired refs were officiating NFL games as replacements

Just how bad are the NFL’s replacement referees? According to the Lingerie Football League, so bad that they were fired by the LFL for incompetence before being hired by the NFL as replacement refs.

The LFL emailed the following statement to many media outlets including LBS to let the truth be known about how unqualified the replacement refs were:

“Because of the LFL’s perception it is that much more critical for us to hire officiating crews that are competent, not only for the credibility of our game but to keep our athletes safer,” commissioner Mitchell Mortaza said in a statement. “Due to several on-field incompetent officiating we chose to part ways with with a couple crews which apparently are now officiating in the NFL. We have a lot of respect for our officials but we felt the officiating was not in line with our expectations.

“We have not made public comment to date because we felt it was not our place to do so. However in light of tonight’s event, we felt it was only fair that NFL fans knew the truth as to who are officiating these games.”

But that’s not all. The commissioner of the LFL, Mitch Mortaza, said he was shocked to learn that a referee who had been fired from the LFL for poor performance was hired by the NFL as an alternate official.

“It was a bit of a shock to see guys that couldn’t officiate in our league were officiating in the NFL,” Mortaza said.

Mortaza added that despite the fact that most people will not become enraged over a poor call in an LFL game, he still wants competent officials working the games.

“They were hurting our overall broadcast caliber,” he explained. “And if it’s opening up our players for potential injury, those things raise red flags here. Is it hurting overall credibility? When either of those two things are compromised, it’s time to start thinking about parting ways.”

Now that one football league has fired the replacements, will the important one follow? We can only hope that is the case.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2510282 Alan Hull

    This is a piggy-backing publicity stunt. And I like it. :)

  • Edwin Duncan

     Where can I see one of these LFL games?

  • hammr25

     You can see them on Youtube.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWSR2YBVOZEXVP5P22JM522OJM Peter G

    WHY DOESN’T NFL COMMISSIONER STEP IN TO “STOP IT?” PGODDARD, TAMPA, FL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWSR2YBVOZEXVP5P22JM522OJM Peter G

    NFL HAS HIT “ROCK BOTTOM” ALLOWING AN NFL GAME SUCH AS LAST NIGHT ON 9/24/12 TO END WITH THE REAL LOSER COMING OUT AS THE WINNER!   TRAGIC!  TWO OPPOSITE CALLS BY REFS IS HARD TO BELIEVE!  STEP UP TODAY MR GOODELL AND “FIX IT” AND DON’T STEP AWAY!  THE NFL PLAYERS & FANS DESERVE THE BEST AND ACCURATE CALLS AND YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR “HIDING” INSTEAD OF COMING OUT IN THE OPEN WITH A TRUTHFUL SOLUTION NOW!  THE NFL IS BEING TRASHED AND THE BILLION DOLLAR STADIUMS AND THEIR SKY BOXES TO MAKE THE OWNERS MORE MONEY ARE NOT AS IMPORTANT AS THE CORRECT RESULTS ALWAYS BEING MADE AS THIS IS AN “INSULT” TO THE ENTIRE NFL PLAYERS & FANS AS THE NFL HAS ALWAYS BEEN A TOP SHELF, HIGHLY RESPECTED INSTITUTION ALWAYS STRIVING TO DEMONSTRATE “EXCELLENCE” IN ANY DECISIONS FROM ITS INCEPTION!  ROGER GOODELL, UNLESS YOU “FIX” THIS IMMEDIATELY, YOU ARE A DISGRACE AND SHOULD BE RELIEVED FROM YOUR POSITION OF COMMISSIONER AT ONCE!

  • t_retz

    Too bad the reporter here doesn’t know how to read.  The LFL statement says that these dudes were fired and after being fired, they got hired by the NFL.  With your headline you make people think these guys were moonlighting or something from the LFL and they got fired for working for the NFL as replacements.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.eve.14 Jennifer Eve

    The NFL makes money, they don’t give a damn about the integrity of their product.