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NFL and NFLRA Reach Agreement, End Lockout

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The NFL and NFLRA have officially reached an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, ending the lockout of the NFL Referees.

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The NFL and NFL Referees Association have issued the following joint statement. This agreement will end the NFL's lockout of the Referees and return them to game action, starting tomorrow night.


The NFL and NFLRA are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement tonight on an eight-year collective bargaining agreement, subject to ratification by the NFLRA.

"Our officials will be back on the field starting tomorrow night," Commissioner Roger Goodell said. "We appreciate the commitment of the NFLRA in working through the issues to reach this important agreement."

"Our Board of Directors has unanimously approved taking this proposed CBA to the membership for a ratification vote," said Scott Green, president of the NFLRA. "We are glad to be getting back on the field for this week's games."