Roger Goodell responds to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over Saints-Rams missed call
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he understands the disappointment among Saints fans over a missed penalty call that cost the New Orleans team an opportunity to play in the Super Bowl and he agrees that the issue should prompt further discussion about the league’s rules, in a newly-released letter to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Goodell agrees that the obvious penalty should have been called, but he wrote in his letter to Edwards that NFL rules don’t allow the commissioner to overturn the results of a game because of an officiating error and it would have been wrong for him to do so. Read more about Goodell’s response here.
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