NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The National Football League has responded to two lawsuits calling for a Saints-Rams replay, according to court documents.
The court filing says that league commissioner Roger Goodell does not have the authoritative power to order a replay.
Court documents also say that all decisions made by game referees are final.
Goodell does have the power to make a correction action in the event something so “unfair or outside the accepted tactics” were to occur, but the filing says the league does not believe the no-call falls under that category.
Court documents also say that no game in NFL history has ever been replayed.
The filing states that if the game were to be replayed, it would leave the possibility for other fans displeased by officiating to file similar lawsuits.
New Orleans attorney Frank D’Amico Jr. filed a lawsuit with the Civil District Court of Orleans Parish to ask courts to take action over the outcome of the Saints' loss in the NFC Championship game.
The Saints lost to the Los Angles Rams in overtime 26-23 in the NFC Championship game. The Saints seemed to have the game in hand during the end of regulation until a Rams defender apparently committed a pass interference and helmet-to-helmet hit near the goal line.
Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman admitted he committed the pass interference, and took to social media to talk about the hit.
Coleman was fined more than $26,000 for the hit.