Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards received a response from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell
“I fully understand your personal disappointment, and the disappointment and frustration of Saints fans throughout the country,” Goodell wrote in the letter, released by Gov. Edwards on Monday. “As you know, immediately following the game, our head of officiating told Coach Payton that a penalty should have been called on the play in question. I have expressed the same view to both Mrs. Benson and Coach Payton, as well as during my press conference on Jan. 30.”
Goodell said that league rules prevented him from overturning the result of the game, and he believed in would be wrong for him to do so.
He adds that replay will be reviewed to determine if there should be a change that would allow review of calls and no-calls of penalties on the field.
Goodell said his response to the Governor’s Jan. 22 letter