Background checks questioned in NFL

Shannon Eastin NFL OfficialIf you’re a football fan, the likelihood is that you have. She has become the most talked-about replacement official in recent times, initially because she’ll be the first female to officiate an NFL game. She also has participated in the World Series of Poker, which has prompted the NFL Referees Association to plan an assault on her credentials and the NFL screening process. We have highlighted on this blog previously how important a part of the NFL the screening process is, whether that be drug screening of players or background screening of officials and employees. The league has issued a statement to PFT explaining that Eastin’s credentials are acceptable. “The NFL does extensive background checks on prospective officials, including the current group of replacement officials,” NFL spokesman Michael Signora said.  “All of them have passed the NFL’s rigorous screening process, including Shannon Eastin. Replacements hired in a rush However, Yahoo Sports believes that the NFL made some huge mistakes in bringing in replacement refs for these games in such an abrupt manner – and that this doesn’t bode well for the future:

“The NFL has totally and completely botched the hiring process of the replacement officials, and…the league should be forced to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement with the real refs as soon as is legally possible.” 

 Employment screening, whether through a pre-employment screening service or via your own HR department, is an integral part of any company – from a small mom and pop shop to a business as large as the NFL. In this case, network sports professionals clearly feel the right processes have not been implemented, and the NFL are facing the consequences of this inaction.

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