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Can the NFL get worse publicity for their replacement officials? It's probably not the most professional thing to ask a player about fantasy football.
Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy said one of the refs in his game with Baltimore was talking about his fantasy football team.
McCoy joined 94 WIP's Anthony Gargano and Ike Reese on Monday and was asked about the job the refs are doing. The running back called them "fans" and said one of them specifically mentioned his fantasy team during the game.
"They're like fans, kind of though,” McCoy said. “I'll be honest, they're like fans. One of the refs was talking about his fantasy team, like, ‘McCoy, come on. I need you for my fantasy,' ahhh, what?!"
Whether McCoy was stretching the truth or not is another story. McCoy said this jokingly, laughing about the comment. But he also cited another specific example of Ray Lewis basically scaring a replacement ref by puffing up his chest.
But if refs are on the field talking to players about their fantasy football teams, that's really, really bad. It's even worse when the guy charged with objectively deciding what should happen in a game specifically mentions the outcome of a possibly-involving-money game of chance like fantasy football to a player.