NFL referee from controversial Saints-Rams game heckled while officiating college basketball matchup

After botched no-call, eye centers offering free exams to referees from NFC championship

It seems that Bill Vinovich’s name will be synonymous with the blown pass-interference call during the NFC championship game.

The NFL referee was calling the BYU-Saint Mary’s college basketball game in Provo, Utah, on Thursday, when some fans confronted him about the botched call that could have sealed the win for the Saints.

At one point, one fan blatantly asked Vinovich if Rams cornerback Nickell-Robey Coleman should have been called for a pass interference. Vinovich responded that he didn’t want to talk about it.

A reporter did asked Vinovich about the call immediately following the NFC championship game, but Vinovich said he hadn’t seen the replay yet.

It’s unclear if Vinovich had seen the play by the time the BYU-Saint Mary’s game rolled around, but some fans didn’t want to take a chance on him missing another call.