NFL Moves to Kill Suit Over Blown Saints-Rams Call (1 Viewer)


The National Football League and Commissioner Roger Goodell asked a federal court to toss a lawsuit over a crucial blown call in the National Football Conference championship game.

Even if New Orleans Saints season ticketholders and fans are understandably upset at the outcome of that game, they don’t have standing to sue over it, the defendants argued.

Late in the fourth quarter of the NFC championship, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman made an apparently illegal hit on Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis, but the officials didn’t flag him. The Saints drive ended with a field goal, and the Rams went on to force overtime, win the game, and advance to the Super Bowl. After the game, Goodell acknowledged that the officials had made a mistake.

Two Saints fans sued the NFL in Louisiana state court, on behalf of a class of Saints season ticketholders and fans. The NFL successfully got the case moved to federal court. ...

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