(Reuters) National Football League (NFL) referees agree deal with league to end lockout

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The National Football League (NFL) reached an agreement to end a labor dispute with its regular game officials on Wednesday, ending three weeks of questionable calls that had threatened the integrity of the sport.

The eight-year deal with the NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) will allow locked-out officials to return to action for this week's games after replacements had struggled to act as cover for them in the early stages of the 2012 season.

Read it all. also, the regular referees are to work the Thursday game after the agreement, the AP reports.

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