Furor over NFL referees grows after disputed touchdown call
Tamara Holder and Marc Alacqua discuss the NFL controversy
- Duration 6:39
- Date Sep 26, 2012
Tamara Holder and Marc Alacqua discuss the NFL controversy
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Probably saw other Green Bay Packers came -- and everybody still angry about and talking about.
Which is being blamed on a replacement -- who apparently get -- the data indicates their decision making is overturned like 80% of the time.
As opposed to regular rounds what 20% of the time so.
Not good track record so far they may have cost.
Packers the game it's what can be done to end at the locked out by the NFL of the union representing -- replacement rafts.
Joining us to talk about its camera holder criminal offense -- -- Fox News contributor mark a -- was a former prosecutor and army officer and thank you for your service.
You were in -- -- -- it was -- Fallujah and then in the good old days.
I'm easier to put -- a different capacity and not half as dangerous as -- so thank you for your service on.
September what what do you think it is like I do have a copy of the USA today article that suggests a lawsuit may be pending but when he -- the balls.
Well you know it's it puts us back a year when there was -- -- -- lock out players and it always comes down to money he hears it.
As a former fiancee to a man was not a -- I actually -- -- and a fall very wow.
And -- what's sad is that the players at the end of the day they get -- the most because they're sorry actually isn't just dependent on.
-- the sixteen games of the year because they also are determined by revenue.
Bryant while also revenue if you're big time player -- then on top of that the post season games so if you're a loser and your record at the end.
Doesn't allow you go to post season that affects your salary as a player and at the end of the day food on the table for your family mark.
We think that I mean that's an excellent point but I think in the end it's really it's it's up to the owners know they they controlled the bill.
And the end of the day it's whether they're gonna take it and that's -- decide how this plays out.
I would say historically the -- -- a bad position.
The American league baseball.
-- went on strike.
And that union went away now there's only at least three separate unions in baseball money nationally the American League there's no longer the case American League -- strike and they and an informative.
But I think that the difference says in this situation and I grant you but.
The NFL referees are the only ones that are paid for part time job now they make the first year referee seventy grand a year that's more than most people make with a full time job.
But they have other obligations and popularly is a that is one of the most long on grass and he's -- trial lawyer.
So it's very hard to.
-- minimize their role but at the same time only paid that it -- part time employees.
This is -- the USA today article we speculating.
You know based on conversations with NFL players that the players might.
Bring a lawsuit.
To end the lockout because they claimed that these rafts or creating any hazardous work place for them.
Now I may be a bit of the stretch and make sure you can really blame injuries on a decision by a replacement -- -- Might be able to convince a judge.
I think that's a bit tough sell and really it's it's the players who are sort of pushing the envelope all the players -- and his reps don't know what they're doing.
You know from the deck on -- -- -- -- you know they're plain old style football whether it was a lot more pushing contact.
We'll tackle -- you could be injurious discipline I think the players are pushing the envelope it's much than anyone else.
For those kind of put only because the replacement roster they are not the regular confident -- There's a code of conduct and the NFL they charge these players.
If you know there's a hit Utley hit on the quarterback wherever these guys can get charged like 20050000.
A 100000 dollars so they have to also understand that this.
The the backup brass are.
You know responsible for at the end of the day it will also come out of their pockets and if they get if they get charged you don't want -- people.
-- really really angry.
Over this you know it's the number one sport in America and you know people are watching games and they walk away -- and feeling as though they financially -- taken advantage.
Yeah and -- a look at what the real sticking points -- it isn't really the money.
The salary issues and this pension issues for -- K vs defined benefits but it's really about adding three more crews.
And the real underlying issue is if they have next right now that they're two extra refs.
If they have three more -- and as they can discipline.
Rest and make bad calls I can say you're sitting out we've got three more crews Brennaman and and it seems like a pretty petty.
-- -- home all the supplement.
You know that the legacy is Roger Goodell the commissioner may have been established when he you know played a key role in -- the last.
Strike between players in the NFL this big east Dayton now on -- like it's.
Well he's getting a lot of -- a lot of blame he has done enough.
Right and it's affecting the game this sport more so than I think.
Anybody anticipated I was reading an article you and the breakdown on on this straight.
And it was before the regular season that started and it.
The article it said you know it's not going to be a big deal it will all be figured out for the regular season starts well obviously that's an old article.
And now look at the impact -- had on players.
And on the -- and on top of that remembered that they eat the rats also have to put in hundreds of hours.
Four are evaluating the games -- and then they also get greeted.
So that they can actually move on to that to post season game.
You know what it shows me is how incredibly hard it is to be an NFL run -- -- They have to meet these incredible split second decisions.
-- second guessed by videotape well I wanna read a couple of chats here get your reaction to it.
Ultra right ones is boycott the NFL until they bring back the regular rest -- battle get the NFL's attention I think that's the only way you -- -- action is.
And it'll never happen but -- fans should stay at home and they -- That would affect them otherwise.
-- the owners just gonna go DSL senior says if you asked to lawyers about the lockout you'll get two different answers so much for one truth or I don't know -- always.
One side to an argument one I think the camera holder and -- -- for being with us today.
I think this -- gonna get resolved because the anger really be on the boiling point here.
Thanks so much for --