Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour told USA Today reporter Jarrett Bell he feels the integrity of the game is at stake with replacement officials.
“You never know who they know and who they’re connected to. And who are their favorite teams,” Seymour said. “To just say we’ve got some new guys coming in, who knows? They might admire Peyton Manning.”
Raiders coach Dennis Allen hasn’t gotten involved in the replacement refs discussing, calling it a league matter and keeping his focus on preparing his team.
Replacement officials were in Napa over the weekend and met with players to go over rule changes and points of emphasis.