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Belichick quiet on report of referees possibly returning

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  September 26, 2012 12:58 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick is not quite ready to rejoice after a report that the NFL has come to an agreement with the NFL Referees Association, bringing an end to the tenure of the league's replacement officials.

Instead, Belichick has a laser-like focus on the Buffalo Bills.

"[I'm] just trying to concentrate on getting our team to play Buffalo," Belichick said.

He added that he didn't want to comment on a possible fine for grabbing umpire Ali Shetula after Sunday's 31-30 loss against the Baltimore Ravens.

"I already commented on that the other day," he said. "Whatever the league decides to do, I'll respect it."

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