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The NFL Appears To Be Unhappy With Sean Payton

sean payton before the saints-rams game

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints prepares for their the NFC Championship game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The NFC Championship Game was a week and a half ago, and today was the first time NFL commissioner Roger Goodell publicly commented on the infamous no-call late in the fourth quarter of that contest.

Goodell didn't say too much about the call during his media session at the Super Bowl, and he didn't explicitly admit the officials got it wrong. Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio has some insight into why.

Per Florio, the NFL did not publicly admit its error because the league was upset that Saints coach Sean Payton revealed the nature of his post-game conversation with Al Riveron, the NFL's head of officiating.

Payton told reporters in his press conference after the Saints' overtime loss to the Rams that Riveron admitted the officials botched the call.

If Goodell was really that annoyed at Payton for disclosing this info, he couldn't be too happy that the longtime head coach might have worn a shirt mocking him during a press conference today.

As for trying to ensure that this situation doesn't happen again, the NFL is reportedly considering a major rule change.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the league is toying with the idea of allowing judgment calls to be reviewed with penalties attached if the review is denied.