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New Jersey state senator proposes ban on replacement refs

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New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney has seen enough controversial officiating in the NFL and will introduce legislation to ban replacement referees from professional sports the wake of Monday night's controversial ending to the game in Seattle.

"This past weekend in the NFL has not only made a mockery of a great sport, but shined a very bright light on how important fully trained and professional officiating is to player safety," Sweeney said in a statement that was reported by CBS. "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?"

New Jersey is home to the Met Life Stadium, where the New York Giants and New York Jets play home games.
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