Laura Ingraham hosted Fran Tarkenton.
Tarkenton said the NFL referees want more money and hte NFL owners want to hold the line. He said the refs work 21 days a year and they get $149,000, get a pension, etc.. They don't want to be evaluated by Commissioner Roger Goodell to evaluate them. He said the NFL didn't train the backup refs well and that they have been making numerous errors. He said it has come to a head during the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks game when the Seahawks were awarded a touchdown they clearly didn't get.
Tarkenton said Goodell has to do something quickly. He thought the play should have been overturned the next day. He said there have been more head to head big hits and that this will lead to something serious. Players know they can get away with such hits.
Tarkenton said there are thousands of competent refs out there and that the NFL needs to hire about 150 of them in the short term.