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Updated: October 20, 2012 6:25AM



When LeSean McCoy says the NFL’s replacement officials are like fans, he isn’t kidding.

“One of the refs was talking about his fantasy team, like ‘McCoy, come on, I need you for my fantasy,’ ’’ the Eagles’ running back told Sportsradio 94WIP radio in Philadelphia on Monday.

“During the game, they made like a bad call or something — the ref — and I see Ray Lewis like pump his chest up, trying to scare him,” McCoy said. “Don’t you know [the ref] started stuttering? I’m like ‘what’s this?!’ ”The league suffered another embarrassment over the weekend when replacement ref

Brian Stropolo was removed from the crew hours prior to the Saints-Panthers game after ESPN informed the league that Stropolo’s Facebook page showed he was a longtime Saints fan.

After the rash of bad calls during Week 2, the NFL issued a statement that started, “Officiating is never perfect.”

There are a lot of coaches and players who would seem to agree.



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