Referees approved the contract by a 112-5 vote Saturday morning, officially ending a lockout that led to a rising chorus of complaints from players, coaches, fans and politicians.
"Good evening, men," said Referee Gene Steratore as he greeted the captains of the Browns and Ravens for the pre-game coin toss Thursday night. "It's good to be back." The stadium erupted in a roar. Yes, the real refs are back.
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