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SBD/July 23, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
NFL Says Officiating Trainers "Were Not Fired" After Refusal To Train Replacements
Published July 23, 2012
ISSUES ABOUND: In Jacksonville, Vito Stellino wrote under the header, "Despite TV Success, NFL Facing Issues." Teams are "having problems attracting fans to their stadiums." There is the "increasing number of concussion lawsuits." Two more issues are the "labor dispute with officials, and the players' collusion lawsuit contending the owners illegally conspired during the uncapped year in 2010 to keep spending down" (FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, 7/22). The AP's Barry Wilner wrote the NFL "made headlines without even trying during an off-season when there was almost never a day off -- certainly not for the league's lawyers." It has been "nonstop drama off the field" (AP, 7/21).