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NFL referees face layers of scrutiny

Tim Donaghy's implication in an NBA betting scandal has given other leagues, including the NFL, reason to review their own policies regulating game officials, Mike Sando writes.

Updated: July 31, 2007, 6:35 PM ET
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

What are the odds of a rogue NFL referee fixing games? If it happened, would anyone find out?

NBA referee Tim Donaghy's implication in a betting scandal has given other leagues, including the NFL, reason to review their own policies regulating game officials.

Yes, the NFL subjects game officials to background checks. The league bars officials from most forms of gambling. The league enlists law-enforcement veterans, many with FBI backgrounds, to escort its officiating ...

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