Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Court battle over blown call begins

Wanna fix NFL officiating? Fine. Just be prepared for unintended and unwanted consequences. | Mike Sielski The play in the NFC championship game that led to all the hoopla. AP
Jennie Wade | 29 January, 2019, 05:56

But flip the script here and imagine the reaction if the Rams had gotten hosed by a bad no-call while playing the Saints in Los Angeles with a crew of four officials who are all from New Orleans (or Shreveport or whatever).

"The Commissioner's discretion under NFL Rule 17 to take 'corrective measures, ' even to direct the re-playing of all or a portion of a game, is just that - discretion - and not a mandate or a ministerial act a Court can require him to undertake". Other fans at the game brought a sign reading, "Bill, Don't Screw These Saints!"

The no-call at the Superdome quickly garnered national attention as fans and pundits alike accused the referees and the NFL of "robbing" the Saints of a trip to the Super Bowl.

In a court filing submitted Monday, the National Football League admitted its referees missed Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman interfering with Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis in the last minutes of the game on the Rams' 5-yard line last Sunday. And if the best officials are from Southern California for a Rams game, so be it.

"We understand the Saints and their fans are upset". But their newest tactic may make the loudest statement - a Super Bowl boycott.

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Referee Bill Vinovich did not call for pass interference and the Saints settled for a field goal to take a three-point lead.

His arguments tracked positions taken in weekend briefs filed by National Football League lawyers.

Drew Brees threw a pass towards Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis, who was flattened by Rams' cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, who made helmet-to-helmet contact before the ball had even reached Lewis. Turner and Cavaletto were questioned about the call in the officials' locker room immediately after the game by NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron, according to a league source.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan is presiding over the federal suit.

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