Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman says he’s been receiving death threats since blatant no-call against Saints
In just a couple of weeks, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman has become a household name of sorts, thanks to an infamous play in the NFC title game against the New Orleans Saints and some junk talk directed at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
But part of the immense attention Robey-Coleman has received of late is a bunch of death threats, per Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune.
Nickell Robey-Coleman said he received death threats after the no-call in the NFC title game and can barely check his phone these days because of social media reactions. “I don’t make the calls,” he said.
Although Robey-Coleman didn’t specify from whom exactly he is getting the threats, it’s probably from the same group that was left fuming mad following the New Orleans Saints’ loss in the aforementioned conference championship game.
Robey-Coleman was a key figure in that contest, as he was the one who hit Saints wide receiver Tomylee Lewis early while defending against the pass during one of the most crucial moments of the game. Fortunately for Robey-Coleman and the Rams, he wasn’t called for any penalty, thus possibly affecting the result of Los Angeles’ 26-23 win in overtime.
Getting death threats is seemingly what Robey-Coleman has to pay in exchange for the ref’s missed call and a ticket to Super Bowl 53 against the New England Patriots this coming Sunday, but it’s still not right for him to go through this kind of experience.