NFL moved its judges from NFC Championship matches from a New Orleans hotel after the Saints lost to the disputed Los Angeles Rams game, Toronto Sun sources reported. Employees have been moved to a suburban hotel with plenty of caution, the report said.
Witnesses told the newspaper that the staff were harassed personally and by phone at the first hotel that was not listed but described as the center. NFL has confirmed that the hotel is going to the Sun.
Security staff escorted judges to a bus that went to the second unnamed hotel, where one employee in the game continued to harass telephone calls, the report said. At least one of the hotel rooms throughout the night, the report said. Representatives of the game departed from the second hotel on Monday morning without incident, sources said.
Saints fans were bright Sunday after a contest of non-communication by players in the last minutes of the game. Punishment for interpretation of the passage against Los Angeles Rams was unnoticed late in the regulation and they defeated the saints in overtime to get to Super Bowl.
NFL Leaders and the League Rulemaking Committee after the end of the match said they planned to look at this extraordinary period to make interference passes calls for immediate reconsideration.
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The Washington Post and NOLA.com | Christopher Dabe, reporter of Times-Picayune, contributed to this story.
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