New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson is calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to end his silence on the controversial no-call in the NFC Championship game on Sunday.
On Twitter, Watson said Goodell’s silence is “unbecoming’’ of the position he holds and “disrespectful’’ to football fans everywhere. “Lead by example,’’ Watson wrote. “We are waiting.’’
Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman hit Saints receiver before the ball arrived on third down near the Rams’ goal line late in Sunday’s game. The Saints were forced to kick a field goal instead of getting an automatic first down if a penalty was called.
The Rams then tied the score on a long field goal, and won in overtime.
The controversial play has drew outrage in New Orleans, and the NFL is considering changing replay rules for missed calls.