NFC championship refs harassed, had to change hotel after Saints loss, report says (1 Viewer)


By Kirstie Chiappelli | Omnisport | Sporting News

Saints fans were out for blood after Sunday's infamous no-call against the Rams that likely cost the team a trip to Atlanta for Super Bowl 53.

According to the Toronto Sun, the NFL officiating crew from the NFC championship game was forced to be moved to a different hotel Sunday night after being harassed in person and over the phone.

The report noted that multiple witnesses claimed to see the referees being escorted by "a half-dozen or more yellow-jacketed event security staff, plus NFL security personnel as well as at least one local law-enforcement officer" when they were transported to their new hotel.

Furthermore, security guards were stationed outside a room throughout the night. ...

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