New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan sent a loud and clear message to the NFL and Roger Goodell ahead of Sunday's Pro Bowl game without speaking a word.
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Jordan arrived to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida wearing a black shirt with the words "blow whistles not games" in bold white letters -- a clear reference to the no-call made when Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman got away with an early, helmet-to-helmet hit in the NFC Championship game -- according to ESPN's Twitter account.
The shirt also had the words "make calls not apologies" in smaller white letters, accompanied by a shrugging referee.
Jordan, who is playing for the NFC in the game kicking off at 2 p.m., later retweeted ESPN's tweet, directing it at Goodell's Twitter handle -- @nflcommish.
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Jordan is the latest in a long line of Saints players, personnel and supporters to speak out against the no-call in the game and Roger Goodell's subsequent silence following the game.
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The following has happened in the week since the Saints' loss at the Mercedes-Bens Superdome:
- Saints tight end Benjamin Watson shared an open letter to Goodell on Twitter asking him to "lead by example" and speak up on the matter
- Saints owner Gayle Benson promised to "aggressively" seek changes after the blown call
- Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy spoke on the matter in the midst of the U.S. government's partial shutdown on the Senate floor
- Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wrote a letter to Goodell "on behalf of the people of Louisiana and New Orleans Saints fans all across the country"
- The New Orleans City Council called on changes to NFL rules in a public meeting
- Various brands around New Orleans got in on the action of roasting the NFL and the referees about the call
While the NFL has not publicly commented on the no-call, Goodell and other league executives have spoken with Saints coach Sean Payton and Benson since the NFC Championship after Payton reached out to the league wanting to see how it would handle the situation and demonstrate leadership. The NFL believed the explanation given to Payton after the game that the call was missed was sufficient.
The league also fined Robey-Coleman $26,739 for his hit on Lewis, and responded to a legal filing demanding full refunds to the Saints' 72,475 ticket holders and to delay the Super Bowl and replay the final minutes of the Saints-Rams playoff game.
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While the league said delaying the Super Bowl would cost "more than $100 million," it did not address the blown call in the lawsuit.