NFL referees will be getting a new boss next year.
Mike Pereira, the league's vice president of officiating, is retiring. Jay Glazer reported on Fox (via PFT) that Pereira will spend a final year on the job to get his replacement up to speed, and then he'll be out of the NFL, where he's been the head of refs since 2001.
Pereira is best known to fans for appearing on NFL Network to explain rules and controversial calls, and in that role he does a fine job. It would be a wise move for one of the TV networks to hire Pereira as a commentator.
Head of NFL Officiating Mike Pereira to Retire After 2009 Season originally appeared on NFL Main on Sun, 18 Jan 2009 14:27:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.