New Jersey sportsbook refunds Saints bets after uncalled penalty

Shalise Manza YoungYahoo Sports Contributor

One New Jersey-based sportsbook is refunding some bets on the New Orleans Saints after the blown call by officials in the second half of the NFC championship game on Sunday.

PointsBet said on Monday it will refund spread and moneyline bets on the Saints, calling it a “Good Karma Payout” due to an unlikely event that impacted the outcome of the game.

One sportsbook is refunding Saints bets after the officials’ bad missed call late in the NFC championship game. (AP)
One sportsbook is refunding Saints bets after the officials’ bad missed call late in the NFC championship game. (AP)
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As has been documented, game officials did not throw a flag late in regulation when Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman both hit Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis helmet-to-helmet and committed defensive pass interference on the same play.

New Orleans — the team, the city, its fans — were furious at the non-call, and Los Angeles isn’t trying to hide from the fact that it benefitted from a blown call.

Realistically, it’s not possible to know whether the officials’ major miss was the ultimate decider in whether or not New Orleans lost the game, but PointsBet is making the refunds anyway.

The company did not say how much it will be paying out with refunds.

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