Roger Goodell finally speaks publicly about pass interference no-call that cost Saints a trip to Super Bowl (1 Viewer)

Ten days elapsed between the Rams-Saints game and when the NFL finally weighed in on the botched call

By Ryan Wilson | CBS Sports

ATLANTA -- Saints coach Sean Payton had a good reason for delaying his end-of-season press conference.

"I would say honestly after the game for two or three days, much like probably normal people, I didn't come out of my room, ate Jeni's ice cream and watched Netflix," he said, via's Mike Triplett.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, meanwhile, spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday, 10 days since a no-call against Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman robbed the Saints of an opportunity to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LIII, which you can stream right here on or on CBS All Access.

"We understand the frustration of the fans," Goodell told the media from the Georgia World Congress Center. "We talked to Coach Payton, the team, the players. We understand the frustration that they feel right now. And we certainly want to address them.

"Whenever officiating is part of any kind of discussion post-game, it's never a good outcome for us ... but we also know that our officials are human. We also know they are officiating a game in which they often have to make snap decisions under difficult circumstances. And they're not going to get it right every time. As I say, they're human. ...

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