Sweeney asks NFL owners to ‘think of their fans for once’

Appearing on CNN this morning, state Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) denounced the “fake officials” who have replaced regular refs during a referees’ strike in the National Football League.

“The NFL is committing consumer fraud on the public and it’s not right,” said Sweeney,who yesterday announced he would introduce a bill prohibiting scab officials from reffing events in New Jersey.

“These players’ health is at risk,” Sweeney told CNN’s Carol Costello.

The Senate president said it’s his understanding that officials from the lingerie football league are now making calls in the NFL.

He hasn’t yet spoken to Gov. Chris Christie on the issue, he said.

“These guys are billionaire owners, how about thinking of their fans for once?” Sweeney asked.

Sweeney asks NFL owners to ‘think of their fans for once’