The Los Angeles Rams advanced to Super Bowl LIII in part because of a blatant missed call on cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, who got away with pass interference and a helmet-to-helmet hit late in Sunday’s NFC Championship game.
There’s nothing the NFL can do to satisfy fans in New Orleans at this point, save for replaying the final minutes of regulation, but the league belatedly punished Robey-Coleman with a $26,739 fine for the hit.
That total is the minimum amount the NFL can fine a player for an “impermissable use of the helmet,” according to NFL.com.
Many NFL fans argued that the fine was unfair to Robey-Coleman, as the penalty should have been assessed during the game and the helmet-to-helmet blow wasn’t malicious.
Rams CB Nickell Robey-Coleman was reportedly fined $26k over a play officials didn’t penalize him for.