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By Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
ATLANTA -- Roger Goodell finally broke his public silence and addressed the NOLA no-call on Wednesday (Jan. 30), 10 days after the debacle marred the end of the NFC Championship Game.
Goodell answered five questions about the officiating gaffe during his annual State of the League press conference at Super Bowl LIII. The session lasted 45 minutes, and during that time Goodell said little to appease New Orleans Saints officials or their frustrated fans.
Roger didn’t dodge.
He admitted referee Bill Vinovich’s crew missed the call.
He detailed the extraordinary outreach league officials extended to the Saints after the game and in the days following it.
He explained the complicating aspects of the imbroglio, how the league’s replay protocols do not take judgment calls or no-calls into consideration. ...
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