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Cantrell sends Goodell letter about Saints-Rams game

January 25, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Still reeling from Sunday’s New Orleans Saints loss in the NFC Championship, Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she has sent a letter on behalf of the city to football Commissioner Roger Goodell about the missed call that likely cost the Saints the game.

Officials clearly missed pass interference and helmet-to-helmet contact on Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, who flattened Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis on an incomplete pass inside the Rams’ 10-yard line with 1:45 left in a tie game. The play occurred near two sideline officials who never pulled their flags.

Cantrell said Thursday the letter expresses “our deep dismay” about the officiating and encourages Goodell “to break his silence and step up for what’s right.”

In addition, she says she supports Saints owner Gayle Benson’s fight to pursue changes to NFL policies.

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