All-Pro Defender Calls Out Super Bowl Refs for Late Holding Call

Larry Rupp
De'Vondre Campbell called out the Super Bowl refs for a controversial late holding call.
De'Vondre Campbell called out the Super Bowl refs for a controversial late holding call. / Rob Carr/GettyImages

Super Bowl 56 featured no shortage of game-changing plays, but it was one call by the refs in the fourth quarter that may have impacted the game most of all. Logan Wilson of the Cincinnati Bengals was called for a holding penalty and All-Pro linebacker De'Vondre Campbell is not happy about it.

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Wilson was matched up against Cooper Kupp on a crucial third-and-goal play with under two minutes left in the game. When Kupp made a quick move during his route, Wilson made a bit of contact and was called for a hold. The Rams used the new set of downs to eventually score the game-winning TD.

Campbell simply did not agree with the call and called it a "great play against a really good football player." He also mentioned that he thinks the call was influenced by the fact that it was a linebacker versus wide receiver. That situation is almost always construed as a mismatch.

Of course, Campbell knows quite a bit about covering wideouts given his six years of NFL experience. The 28-year-old is coming off a career-best season with the Green Bay Packers in which he racked up 146 tackles (6 for loss), 5 pass breakups, 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles.

Campbell also congratulated the Los Angeles Rams on their Super Bowl title and wanted to make sure people knew he wasn't discrediting their win. He simply wanted to share his opinion on a play that he thought was called incorrectly. A lot of Bengals fans likely find themselves in the same boat.

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