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PRO FOOTBALL DAILY REPORT : RAMS : Bailey's Return Questioned by Supervisor

October 26, 1994|Associated Press

Robert Bailey's 103-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Saints on Sunday should have been negated by a penalty because players had come off the sidelines onto the field, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans quoted a supervisor of officials as saying

"Both of the teams were out there illegally," Leo Miles told The Times-Picayune. He watched the game as the league's official observer in the Superdome press box.

League rules state that the penalty for such a double foul where there is a change in possession requires that the ball be returned to the point where the infraction occurred. Under those guidelines, Bailey's run would have ended somewhere near the Ram's 15-yard line.

The NFL would not make an official statement about the play until the office of Miles and NFL director of officiating Jerry Seeman had a chance to review videotapes.

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