New Orleans coroner rules death of Saints’ Super Bowl berth a homicide
A New Orleans-area coroner became the latest Saints fan to react in an unconventional manner to the controversial circumstances of his favorite NFL team’s 26-23 overtime loss to the Rams in the NFC Championship Game.
Charles Preston, of the St. Tammany Coroners in Lacombe, La., declared this week that the cause of death of the Saints’ season was “due to blunt force trauma to the head and chest,” ruling it a homicide.
Preston made his “findings” known in an official statement, which was relayed by WDSU’s Michael Vinsanau.
St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston says the Saints season died due to ‘blunt force trauma.’ pic.twitter.com/9Tk52MbUn1— Michael Vinsanau (@VinsanauWDSU) January 22, 2019
“The Saints Super Bowl berth died of blunt force trauma to the head and chest,” Preston writes. “Manner of death was homicide. With sufficient evidence captured on video, one would expect appropriate authorities to take action.”
As noted in the statement, Preston, like all Saints fans, “experienced trauma from witnessing the event.”
Said event being referenced of course is the inexplicable non-call on potentially two infractions on Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman for taking out Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis during a Drew Brees pass late in the 4th Quarter.
No flag. pic.twitter.com/2F9XyQlSik— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 20, 2019
“I don’t self-medicate, but I did have to take quite a few deep breaths Sunday and Monday,” Preston said.
Embittered and devastated Saints fans are going to great lengths this week to articulate their extreme unhappiness over the unfathomable ending to Sunday’s game. From lawsuits to banners to road signs, Saints fans are not about to allow the world to forget how badly they feel their favorite team was so obviously jobbed in the NFC title game.