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September 26th, 2012
02:20 PM ET

Fmr. New York Giant Tiki Barber: NFL commentary is not about the players or teams – it’s about the referees

Outrage is growing over the botched call seemingly heard 'round the world’ when replacement refs handed the Seattle Seahawks a win over the Greenbay Packers Monday night. One New Jersey politician is looking to pass a bill that would bar replacement refs from refereeing New York Jets and Giants games. Other politicians are weighing in as well. On Twitter Tuesday, President Obama wrote: "NFL fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon. –bo." GOP nominee Mitt Romney also chimed in, saying” "I'd sure like to see some experienced referees ... come back out of the NFL playing fields." This morning on “Starting Point,” New York Giants retired running back, Tiki Barber gives his take on the replacement refs and whether they should be removed.

Barber says the current situation with the NFL replacement refs is revealing “of what’s happening around the NFL for the last 3 weeks. Barber also says the NFL commentary is not about the players or teams but about the referees which is ultimately detrimental to the league.


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