NFL, refs meet late into night; owners done compromising

The NFL and its locked-out referees met until 2 a.m. Wednesday, but are still yet to find enough middle ground to strike a deal.

However, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the owners are no longer willing to compromise in the negotiation.

In the aftermath of the Monday Night Football debacle in the Seattle Seahawks/Green Bay Packers game, the pressure is squarely on the NFL to work out a deal. The replacement referees have been officiating for the first three weeks and to this point, are still slated to work Week 4, which starts on Thursday.

The outrage since Monday has been palpable, clearly spurring the NFL to make some kind of a move in order to appease its fan base along with the players and coaches.

Multiple coaches have been fined so far for their conduct toward the replacement officials, including Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and Denver Broncos head coach John Fox.

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