Over the weekend the Los Angeles Rams took down the New Orleans Saints by a final score of 26-23, thanks to a lengthy field goal from Greg Zeurlein in overtime to seal the victory. The win, however, did not come without some controversy.
In the final minutes of regulation, Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis was drilled by Rams corner Nickell Robey-Coleman well before the ball got to him. Despite the obvious interference, no flag was thrown by the officials and the end result was a Rams victory.
After the game, several New Orleans fans filed lawsuits against the NFL. In the days following the game, the league office and Commissioner Roger Goodell have remained silent – offering no explanation or apology.
Saints tight end Ben Watson isn’t pleased. He called out Goodell in a statement on Twitter.
“Your continued silence on this matter is unbecoming of the position you hold, detrimental to the integrity of the game and disrespectful and dismissive to football fans everywhere. From the locker room to Park Ave, accountability is what makes our league great. Lead by example. We are waiting,” Watson said in a statement.
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) January 24, 2019
Clearly a few of the Saints players aren’t satisfied with the lack of communication from the league office regarding the blown call.
The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots meet in the Super Bowl at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS.