Published: Sat, January 26, 2019
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Saints' Benjamin Watson calls out National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell for his silence

Saints' Benjamin Watson calls out National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell for his silence

Instead, the game went to overtime and Los Angeles won 26-23.

"I don't know if there was ever a more obvious pass interference call that ... you know, that here it is, the NFC Championship Game".

"The very least that any fan of the Saints, or any other team, should be able to expect from any game is that the result will be decided by the players on the field", Edwards wrote.

A penalty would have given the Saints a first down inside the Rams 10-yard line with about 1:45 left and allowed New Orleans to run out most of the remaining time left before trying a go-ahead field goal. Saints mayor Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Thursday she has sent Goodell a letter on behalf of the city about the missed call that likely cost the Saints the game.

Officials kept the flags in their pockets despite two of them being within earshot of Robey-Coleman's hit, and despite the cornerback himself admitting that he tried to take an intentional pass interference flag in order to prevent an easy touchdown for Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis.


The explanation given to Payton, the source said, was that it's a call that officials should make.

Benson's statement added, "The NFL must always commit to providing the most basic of expectations - fairness and integrity".

Since the game, Payton has spoken to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent, competition committee chairman Rich McKay and Riveron, a source told Schefter on Friday. "What occurred last Sunday in New Orleans though, was outside of that expected norm".

This probably won't sit well with fans of the New Orleans Saints, especially due to all the legal issues taking place over this matter.

There are very few National Football League fans who would disagree with what Richmond says here. "The Saints should be on their way to Atlanta to play in the Super Bowl".

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