As the NFL replacement referee fiasco continues to be the hot topic in sports, a New Jersey senator is looking to ban replacement referees altogether.
Steve Sweeney is the New Jersey senate president proposing a bill that no replacement referee will ever be used in any pro sports in his state:
Democrat Steve Sweeney, who's been a longtime official in an ironworkers union, says the NFL's replacement referees have "made a mockery of the sport" and increased the potential for injuries.By the way, Sweeney is a Packers fan....
“We wouldn’t allow a factory or construction site to operate without fully trained supervisors on hand to ensure the safety of employees. Why should we do anything differently when the job site is a playing field?” Sweeney said
He also says substitute refs lower the quality of play and devalue fans' tickets.
A spokesman for Sweeney says the bill will be introduced no earlier than next week.
(Courtesy of New York Post)