NFL: Rams-Saints rematch would mean pricey Super Bowl delay

  • In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints’ Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game, in New Orleans. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell watched the NFL’s conference championship games on his phone while flying home from South Africa last weekend. Campbell was stunned officials chose not to penalize Robey-Coleman for flattening Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before the ball arrived. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

NEW ORLEANS — The NFL says redoing the NFC title game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints would mean a pricey delay of next weekend’s Super Bowl.

The New Orleans Advocate reports the NFL’s chief financial officer, in a legal filing Friday, said replaying even a few minutes of the NFC championship game because of a missed call would force a delay for an event that demands an investment of “more than $100 million.”

Joseph Siclare’s sworn affidavit was submitted by the NFL to get one of two pending lawsuits over officiating moved from state civil court to New Orleans federal court.

The filing marks the league’s first formal response to a lawsuit by a pair of ticket-holders over the infamous “no call” that ended the Saints’ Super Bowl run last Sunday.

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Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, http://www.neworleansadvocate.com

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