Washington owner Daniel Snyder and Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent time together at a preseason game. (Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shared his opinion on what's going on in the NFL during the replacement referee controversy.
The Hendrick Motorsports driver is a huge Washington Redskins fan and avid NFL fantasy football player. Junior has kept a sharp eye on how the replacement officials have impacted the league during the first three weeks of the season.
“I thought it was consistent with what we have seen throughout the year and how the replacement refs have had some problems and some challenges,” Earnhardt said. “They face a lot of criticism. They get a lot of attention. I know they're probably doing as good a job as they can do. They're trying as hard as they can to keep the game going and maintain the integrity of the game, but it's not quite working.
“I think that some action needs to be taken to shore up an agreement with the refs that we can bring them back. Even if we do bring them back, I'm hearing that it will still take three or four weeks for the process to be finalized and they can actually get back to the field.
“This season's got a little asterisk next to it. It's kind of stained in a way that's irreparable. It's frustrating to see this happen because there's a lot of football fans out there that would rather things be different.”