Four NFC Championship Game Officials Have LA Ties

FILE-In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a catch against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. New Orleans Saints fans have found some pretty creative ways to express their displeasure over the infamous “no call” during last weekend’s Saints-Rams championship game. But their newest tactic may make the loudest statement - a Super Bowl boycott. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)


The NFL is facing more heat after reports surfaced that four officials from last Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the Rams and Saints have Southern California ties.  Multiple reports says there is concern around the league about the NFL’s judgment in allowing the four officials to work the game, which was won by the Rams in overtime 26-23. While the Saints and other league officials don’t believe the game was fixed, many are wondering how this could happen with the NFL constantly trying to protect the integrity of the game. A league source says officiating assignments are given to clubs on the Monday prior to the game, and there were no complaints from either team in advance.