by Ryan Wilson
Here's some news that's sure to reassure the degenerate gamblers/tinfoil-hat crowd: the NFL would like you to know that the NFL isn't fixed. Actually, I don't think any reasonable person ever thought game officials were on the take, just blindingly incompetent.
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Maybe that's a reach -- there have been several high-profile blown calls this season and that hasn't helped the perception -- but the fact that Mike Pereira, the league's head of officiating, had to publicly state that there is no Tim Donaghy funny business going on is, if nothing else, an indictment on the quality of NFL officiating.
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