Under Review: NFL Refs’ Social Media Use

Brian Stropolo
Brian Stropolo
Brian Stropolo

An NFL replacement referee was pulled from the officiating crew of a game on Sunday morning due to a Facebook photo he posted of himself decked out in a hat and sweatshirt supporting one of the teams involved. Now, the league says it’s reviewing social media use the temporary referees who are overseeing games while the league and its regular officials union negotiate a labor dispute. “We are doing a thorough review of the situation involving the current officials and social-media sites,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Bloomberg in an email. Read the full story at Mashable.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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