What we know about Saints-Rams controversy (1 Viewer)

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By Rucker Haringey | Fansided

Saints officials don’t believe referees intentionally influenced the outcome of their NFC Title loss to the Rams, but there are some valid concerns.

On Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN broke a major story regarding the famed no-call in the NFC Championship Game. In Schefter’s piece, four officials involved in the contest between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams have ties to Southern California, including referee Bill Vinovich.

So, while the NFL would love for fans to focus all of their attention and energy on the enticing Super Bowl matchup between the Rams and the Patriots, the league instead is dealing with a public relations nightmare.

The timing of such an obvious officiating mistake couldn’t be worse for the NFL. The legalization of sports betting this year has opened up a huge new revenue stream for the league. It also means the potential outcomes of playoff games has never been more prolific to the viewing public. Simply put, a lot of people had a lot of money riding on the outcome of the NFC Championship Game. ...

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