Washington State Football Refs Punished For Using Pink Whistles

The Washington Officials Association is punishing 143 football referees in the Pacific Northwest Football Officials Association (PNFOA) for wearing pink whistles to support breast cancer awareness and for donating their game checks to the cause. The PNFOA, which had been warned that the plan would break uniform code, is now on probation for three years, and all of its referees "will have the majority of their playoff games revoked for the next two years." [MyNorthwest.com]