Regarding Craig Ochoa, for example, who served as the referee during the Hall of Fame game, Pereira says that the league has trumped up Ochoa’s experience level.
"They’ve tried to say that Craig Ochoa . . . was a BCS official, that he worked in the Big Ten. He didn’t work in the Big Ten. He’s not been a major college official. I don’t think the NFL is going to say that he actually got released midway through the last Lingerie Football League season as a referee. I don’t think the league is going to put that out. The league wants as little out as possible. They don’t want people talking about it. They don’t want me talking about it."
Pereira also suggested that, when NFL coaches are talking about it, they’re saying good things about the replacement officials because the league has told them to say good things about the officials. And that claim carries extra weight because Pereira was the V.P. of officiating the last time the league locked out the regular officials — and when the league presumably sent out an edict to the teams to say good things about the replacements.
More NFL lies, huh? Instructing coaches to say good things? Does the NFL even know the difference between truth and lies anymore? One thing is for sure, they have little respect for the intelligence of fans.