The Associated Press and an NBA referee have reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the news agency over a Twitter message suggesting the ref intentionally made a bad call to make up for a bad one that went against the Minnesota Timberwolves last January. In the agreement, the referee agreed to drop his lawsuit against reporter John Krawczynski. In exchange, the AP pays for litigation costs and the Twitter post has to be deleted from the reporter's account
Unnamed Packer: 'Refs are out to get us'
From Packer-land, a bit of paranoia. In the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel an unnamed Packers player told a reporter, ”I think the refs are out to get us this year.” NBC’s Mike Florio says the comment not only warps reality, but it amazingly covers two sets of refs: regular and replacement.