Apparently, over a dozen NFL Referees were injured yesterday when a deck on which they were standing, collapsed. The referees were celebrating the signing of a new eight year contract between their union and the NFL. “I don’t know what happened, one second we are standing on the balcony toasting our new deal and the next, I’m picking a handful of dirt out of my teeth,” said longtime referee Ed Hochuli. “It must have been from all that weight,” he added. “Some of our guys got a little out of shape while we were off,” he stated.
NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell said that he was shocked by the accident and was just happy to hear there were no fatalities. It is expected the refs will be replaced by some of the fill-ins used during the recent strike and contract negotiations.