Saints Fans Sue, Want Do-Over of Controversial Game

And other fallout from NFL's NFC championship game
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2019 6:32 PM CST
A billboard protesting a controversial call in the Sunday's NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams is shown along Interstate 75 near Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International...   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

(Newser) – The New Orleans Saints are probably still smarting over what has been called "the worst no-call in NFL history"—and their fans definitely are. Two of those fans, season ticket holders Tommy Badeaux and Candis Lambert, have filed a lawsuit the AP calls "the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass." They want a judge to order NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to do something about Sunday's NFC championship game, in which the officials' failure to call pass interference during a crucial play may have helped the Los Angeles Rams win, sending them to the Super Bowl. The suit cites Rule 17, Section 2, Article 1 in the NFL rulebook, the Houston Chronicle reports; the gist of the rule is that the commissioner can reverse the result of a game or reschedule a game (or a portion thereof) due to "extraordinarily unfair acts." More on the suit, and other fallout from the game:

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