REPORT: Rams defensive back fined for controversial hit on Saints wide receiver during NFC Championship Game

REPORT: Rams defensive back fined for controversial hit on Saints wide receiver during NFC Championship Game
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 Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) (Source: Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The NFL said Rams defensive back Nickell Roby-Coleman has been fined more than $26,000 for the hit on Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis, according to Adam Schefter.

The hit created a firestorm of controversy after a helmet-to-helmet call and pass interference call were not flagged near the end of the NFC Championship Game. The call would have essentially sealed the win for the Saints.

Instead, the game went to overtime and Los Angeles won 26-23.

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