Lawsuit From Saints Fan On Nefarious Non-Call Can Proceed, Goodell May Have To Sit In Deposition
The most infamous non-call in NFL history that prevented the Saints from reaching the Super Bowl led to several lawsuits filed against the NFL.
In the 4th quarter of the NFC Championship game, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman blatantly interfered with New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis on a 3rd down late in the game, as well as initiating helmet-to-helmet contact. Both penalties were not called, allowing the Rams to get the ball back, and eventually win in overtime.
Attorney Antonio "Tony" LeMon can solicit documents and ask questions of NFL officials and commissioner Roger Goodell, after a Louisiana judge ruled yesterday the damage lawsuit filed by LeMon can proceed.
Other attempted lawsuits against the NFL in regards to the nefarious non-call have failed in federal court.
LeMon hopes by keeping the financial damages of the suit at $75,000 (which he says would go to charity if awarded), it has a better chance to remain in state civil court, rather than federal court.
If the ruling is not overturned on appeal by the NFL, Goodell and game officials would likely be forced to sit in a deposition.