Saints-Rams officials harassed, had to change hotels after game

The fan reaction to the Saints-Rams NFC Conference Championship was so bad, security had to switch the officials' hotels and police had to help keep the crew safe Sunday night. According to Toronto Sun reporter John Kyrk, the crew returned to their hotel after the game and were harassed in person and via

Saints owner calls for changes in officiating

In a statement released after the most devastating loss in New Orleans Saints history, owner Gayle Benson said she will "aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies to ensure no team and fan base is ever put in a similar position again." Benson is speaking about the pass interference no-call at the

Saints unable to run clock after no-call pass interference

NFC Championship: Rams at Saints "For a call like that not to be made, man, it's just hard to swallow." Saints coach Sean Payton addressed reporters having gotten off the phone with senior vice-president of officiating Al Riveron. According to Payton, Riveron had already admitted a key play in the waning minutes

Umpire Roy Ellison fined game check for player dust-up, reinstated from administrative leave

The NFL fined umpire Roy Ellison a game check ($9,300) and re-instated him for Week 15, after the league placed him on administrative leave to investigate a post-game confrontation with the Buffalo Bills Jerry Hughes in Week 13. Tom Pelissero, a reporter for, tweeted the information. Hughes sought out Ellison