A civil suit has reportedly been filed to re-play the controversial ending of the NFC Championship Game between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams.
The Rams beat the Saints in overtime on a game-winning field goal, though the fourth quarter featured a major controversy, as a blatant pass interference penalty went uncalled.
The no-call forced the Saints to settle for a field goal, which kept the Rams alive. Los Angeles nailed a field goal at the end of regulation to send the game to overtime.
The NFL has reportedly admitted that the penalty should’ve been called and the league will now consider making pass interference reviewable.
The Saints, though, will be forced to watch the Rams play in a game they feel they should be in.
However, an attorney in New Orleans is trying to change that. A civil suit has been filed, attempting to bring both teams back onto the field to re-play the end of the game.
— Travers Mackel (@TraversWDSU) January 22, 2019
D’Amico Jr. wants Goodell to enforce Rule 17, Section 2, Article 1 in the NFL Rulebook that he says “could, in the right circumstances, allow the commissioner to take extreme action in the face of a grossly unfair result.”
Many experts have said that it’s highly unlikely the NFL or Goodell will do anything to change the outcome of Sunday’s NFC championship game, which saw the Rams going to the Super Bowl. However, the controversial no-call could lead to changes next season.
NFL Rule 17 has been brought up because fans believe it would allow Goodell to reschedule or even reverse the results of a game for an “extraordinarily unfair” act.
There is a previously-unknown NFL rule that would allow Roger Goodell to step in and change the game’s outcome, though that won’t be happening.
The Rams will be playing the Patriots in the Super Bowl on February 3.