Rams’ Robey-Coleman will pay NFL fine for infamous hit

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FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints’ Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game, in New Orleans. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell watched the NFL’s conference championship games on his phone while flying home from South Africa last weekend. Campbell was stunned officials chose not to penalize Robey-Coleman for flattening Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before the ball arrived. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman plans to pay an NFL fine for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans receiver Tommylee Lewis in the NFC championship game.

The Rams’ slot cornerback also hopes he can move past the drama around the infamous hit. No flag was thrown by the officials on that key play in Los Angeles’ 26-23 overtime victory at New Orleans.

Robey-Coleman confirmed he received a fine from the NFL on Friday. He didn’t say whether he agreed with the league’s decision, but he wants to focus on the Super Bowl.

The no-call has sparked outrage among the Saints and their fans, including calls for a Super Bowl boycott. New Orleans coach Sean Payton says the referees “blew the call.”

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