By Evan Bleier / January 22, 2019

Attorney Files Lawsuit to Have Ending of Rams/Saints Replayed 

Lawyer Frank D'Amico filed a civil suit in New Orleans on behalf of Saints season-ticket holders.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints reacts against the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints reacts against the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

A New Orleans-based attorney has filed a lawsuit seeking to make NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell step in and force a replay of the end of the NFC Championship game between the Saints and Los Angeles Rams.

Lawyer Frank D’Amico filed a civil suit in New Orleans on behalf of Saints season-ticket holders which could theoretically make Goodell invoke NFL Rule 17, Section 2, Article 1 and compel both teams to return to New Orleans to replay the end of the game.

The rule allows the commissioner to take extreme action in the face of an unfair result. In this case, the unfair result would be the non-call on a clear pass interference by Rams corner Nickell Robey-Coleman on Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis on a third-and-10 play with 1:49 left in the game.

“The commissioner has the sole authority to investigate and take appropriate disciplinary and/or corrective measures if any club actions, non-participant interference, or calamity occurs in an NFL game which the commissioner deems so extraordinarily unfair or outside the accepted tactics encountered in professional football that such action has a major effect on the result of the game,” according to the rule.

“So what can the NFL do about the outcome of the Rams-Saints game? Probably nothing. Bad calls happen. Sometimes, bad calls have bigger consequences than others,” D’Amico said a statement.

The full statement, courtesy of Travers Mackel of WDSU, is below.

The ending of the game has already led to gambling sites refunding money to bettors who lost out after betting on the Saints.

Also, another suit against the NFL could be coming.

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