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.