NFL Opposes Rams-Saints Do-Over, Saying it Could Cost League More Than $100M

A rematch of last weekend’s NFC Championship Game due to bad call could cost the league millions, the NFL said Friday.

NFL Chief Financial Officer Joseph Siclare said that replaying the final minutes of last Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints because of a bad call could cost the NFL “more than $100 million” because it could mean delaying the Super Bowl. This was the league’s first response to a lawsuit filed by two Saints season-ticket holders asking a state court judge to order Commissioner Roger Goodell to reverse the game’s result or reschedule the game from the point of the no-call or replay the game in its entirety. “The Super Bowl is a carefully planned and enormously expensive undertaking, with preparations carefully sequenced,” from logistics to producing a “full-blown music concert at halftime,” Siclare wrote.

Source: Blown-call lawsuit seeks do-over of Rams-Saints game

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