The outrage among New Orleans Saints fans over the missed pass interference call in the NFC Championship Game does not look to be abating any time soon. A group of Saints fans have gone so far as to sue the NFL over its handling of the controversial call, and there is now an update on that lawsuit.
As reported by Travers Mackel, the lawsuit has been moved into federal court with a hearing scheduled for Monday at noon.
The suit is requesting that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell invoke a rule that would allow the Saints and Los Angeles Rams to replay the NFC Championship from the moment where the play was blown.
To date, the NFL has made no public statement on the game. However, a fine was levied against Rams defender Nickell Robey-Coleman, who was responsible for the play in question.
UPDATE: Here’s the latest on the lawsuit filed by @Saints season ticket holders against the @nfl – it’s officially been moved to federal court in #Nola with a noon hearing today (Monday 1/28). More soon @wdsu | @darrenrovell @BR_NFL @NBCNews @stephgosk @AP @CNN #Saints pic.twitter.com/qFPQlKb4pZ
— Travers Mackel (@TraversWDSU) January 28, 2019
The play in question involved a fourth-quarter pass interference play that was not flagged and merely ruled incomplete.
Robey-Coleman struck Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis as he was trying to catch a ball from quarterback Drew Brees.
When the play went incomplete, the Saints were forced to kick a field goal that the Rams later matched.
In overtime, the Rams beat the Saints on a game-winning field goal after intercepting Brees, securing their sport in the Super Bowl in the process.