NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he was skeptical that having full-time referees would improve officiating in the league.The commissioner also said the league is looking at a number of ways to make broadcasts shorter, including cutting some advertising in response to television ratings being down this season.Goodell addressed the issues at a New York Times conference Thursday amid increased talk that having part-time referees has contributed to the NFLs officiating issues.Goodell said he thought having full-time officials would not eliminate the human element, adding that he would consider it only if I thought full-time officials would solve the problem.As you see, there are officiating mistakes in other leagues, and theyre full-time officials, Goodell said. I dont think thats going to eliminate the human element. What we want to do is get the best people on the field to officiate the game to the highest levels. Our officials work incredibly hard, and the reality is they do a great job. But theyre going to miss calls.Goodell also addressed the use of replays and its impact on the pace of the game.?How much replay do you want to have? Because it can slow the game down to a halt, he said. So it goes back to the pace of game. If you can challenge every play, were going to spend more of our time watching video. We replay all scoring plays, and I get this reaction from fans quite a bit, and partners. A touchdown play, everybodys focused on it, its a great play, its a great time to celebrate, but were not sure if its really a touchdown yet, so it takes the celebration out of it. So you have to find that balance in there where you use technology to improve officiating.The average length of regular-season games last season was 3 hours 8 minutes, six minutes longer than in 2008.New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton vented his frustrations over the leagues officiating last week, telling NBC Sports Radios Pro Football Talk Live that its madness the NFL doesnt employ full-time officials.There arent many Mondays that go by that there arent at least 28 to 30 head coaches that are ticked off about certain calls that were missed or werent made. You see it all the time, Payton said. And its the frustration that the system currently hasnt improved. We say it has, but it hasnt.Were the only league that has officials that have primary other jobs, which is really madness. We can pay these guys. They should be full-time NFL officials, and they should be working throughout the week, communicating. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- IOC executive Patrick Hickey was discharged Thursday from a hospital and went straight to a Rio de Janeiro police station to be questioned about an Olympics ticket scalping investigation.The 71-year-old Irishman was arrested in a dawn raid Wednesday in the IOC hotel, but he immediately was hospitalized with chest pains.The Olympic Council of Ireland told The Associated Press that a member of its Rio Games delegation was allowed to go to Hickeys bedside to be informed of his decision to step aside temporarily from his IOC duties.A member of the IOCs ruling executive board, Hickey was in charge of the influential umbrella group for Europes Olympic bodies.Hickey is facing charges of conspiracy, ticket scalping and ambush marketing after allegations by Brazilian authorities that he was part of a plot to make $3 million by illegally selling Rio Games tickets above face value.Hickey was filmed Thursday being taken out of the hospital in a wheelchair.The Olympic Council of Ireland can confirm that Pat Hickey has been discharged from hospital and has been accompanied to a police station to complete a deposition, the Irish organization said in a statement.There was no indication from authorities how long Hickey will be held.The IOC told AP that it has stopped Hickeys $900-a-day per diem.IOC officials condemned Rio police for allowing a TV crew to accompany them as a naked Hickey was arrested in a hotel room.IOC member Dick Pound expressed surprise at the theater involved in the police actions.ddddddddddddIt makes it look like all sports administrators are corrupt. Theyre not, Pound told the AP. Theres a big risk for them if theyve got it wrong. ... Maybe its meant to be a deterrent for other ticket scalpers.Police said Irelands Olympic body helped transfer tickets to an unauthorized vendor who would set high fees and disguise the transaction as a hospitality package.Kevin James Mallon, from a British hospitality provider suspected in the plot, was arrested in Rio last week. Authorities have also issued warrants for four more executives at the company, THG.Some Irish tickets for the Olympics opening ceremony with a face value of $1,400 were sold for $8,000, police said.After describing the police raid on Hickeys hotel room as an affront, IOC Vice President John Coates defended his colleague.I know from Pat he had no idea that the representative from this company distributing these tickets was here distributing these tickets, so I look at the charges and really dont understand the basis of the indignity that he was put through, Coates said.Surely if they wanted to ascertain if there was any connection between him and the guy that was here, that should have been a discussion, he said. I think the members are all very worried about his well-being and the prospect of him being incarcerated.---AP Sports Writer Stephen Wilson contributed to this report. 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