A United States Congressman has issued a statement on the ending of the NFC Championship Game between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams.
Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond released on Twitter the statement he’s made regarding the controversial ending of the Saints-Rams game on Sunday afternoon.
The Congressman is calling for Roger Goodell to come before the Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee to discuss the ending of the game and what can be done.
“The Saints got the short end of the stick, and I am proud to witness the strength of the franchise and the unswerving support of Who Dat Nation. I look forward to conveying these views to Mr. Goodell soon.”
Here’s his full statement:
I join the countless individuals in the disappointment over Sunday’s NFC Championship game and am eager to hear from @nflcommish directly. All teams deserve equal treatment and the @Saints were clearly denied fair treatment. Read my statement below: pic.twitter.com/hdtzxQuZv2
— Rep Cedric Richmond (@RepRichmond) January 23, 2019
Saints fans have also filed a class action lawsuit against the NFL regarding the ending of the NFC Championship Game.
“Mental anguish & emotional trauma, Loss of faith in the NFL, Loss of enjoyment of life, Loss of entertainment, Distrust of the game,” are some of the damages being listed in the lawsuit.
Damages in Saints ticket holder lawsuit against the Roger Goodell & the NFL include:
Mental anguish & emotional trauma
Loss of faith in the NFL
Loss of enjoyment of life
Loss of entertainment
Distrust of the game
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 22, 2019
The ending of the Saints-Rams game isn’t going to be changed, of course, but it will be interesting to see how much attention it continues to get heading into the Super Bowl.