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The Boston Globe


Ejections not a priority in NFL

FOXBOROUGH — Nine times last season disqualifications were meted out by NFL officials, but rarer still has been the occasion when referees have given NFL coaches the heave-ho during a game.

Even though many of them have withstood the withering sideline rebukes of NFL coaches irate over a questionable or blown call, NFL officials seem to lag behind their brethren in baseball and the NBA, whose officials are empowered to protect themselves from such abusive behavior by ejecting a coach or manager.

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