NFL Takes a Step in the Right Direction
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NFL Takes a Step in the Right Direction

Minneapolis : MN : USA | Aug 06, 2012 at 10:19 AM PDT
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I've wrote a post recently criticizing the NFL for not resolving its labor dispute with NFL referees. With that said, the NFL took a step in the right direction by announcing that a female referee by the name of Shannon Eastin will be part of the replacement officiating crew for Thursday night's preseason game.
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Anthony Bloch is based in Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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