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Richard Seymour: Integrity at stake with replacement refs

Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour thinks the game's integrity is at stake if the NFL continues to use replacement officials. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NFL players better get used to seeing replacement officials on the field if the impasse between the league and the regular officials doesn't get solved.

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour thinks the game is in serious jeopardy if the replacements continue to officiate games.

"I think the integrity of the game is at stake," Seymour told USA Today. "You never know who they know and who they're connected to. And who are their favorite teams. "To just say we've got some new guys coming in, who knows? They might admire Peyton Manning."

The NFL says everything will be fine and that the players have nothing to worry about. Seymour disagrees.

 "It's just the unknown," he said. "I'm not a fan of the replacements. Our regular refs, they work so hard to prepare themselves all throughout the year. They put in a ton of work to compete at the highest level. I want the best of the best."

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