BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a response to a letter sent by Gov. John Bel Edwards following the controversial non-call in the NFC Championship game that ended the Saint’s season and chance at playing in the Super Bowl.
The response, sent to the governor on February 6, was made public for the first time Monday, February 11.
“Our rules do not permit the Commissioner to overturn the result of a game because of an officiating error, and I believe it would be wrong for me to do so,” Goodell wrote in the letter.
You can read the full letter by clicking the link here.
Gov. Edwards replied with the following:
“Though it is cold comfort to New Orleans Saints fans, I applaud the Commissioner’s willingness to review the officiating error closely to determine if similar errors can be prevented in the future through rule or procedure changes. I appreciate his response to my letter."
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