The NFL is trying to avoid a lawsuit from a Saints fan over the infamous blown call in the NFC Championship Game. In their efforts to get the lawsuit tossed out, the NFL has found a powerful ally.
According to David Hammer of WWL, the New Orleans Saints themselves have filed a brief in support of the NFL. The Saints have said that while they are disappointed, they are satisfied with the rule changes that came from the call.
The new rule change will allow coaches to challenge for possible pass interference on plays. But that isn’t enough for some fans who want the result of the game overturned.
Hammer reported that the courts have already denied the attempts to dismiss the case.
BREAKING @wwltv: @Saints now filing brief to La. Supreme Court in support of @NFL’s argument. Team says it shares fans’ disappointment but already achieved rule change in wake of infamous no-call. https://t.co/wJEJ0wQm8I
— David Hammer (@davidhammerWWL) August 8, 2019
Saints fan Tony LeMon is suing the NFL over a controversial play in the NFC Championship Game.
The judge in the case has scheduled a deposition for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, which the NFL wants to avoid.
Late in the fourth quarter, LA Rams defender Nickell Robey-Coleman struck Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis as he was trying to catch a pass.
The play should have caused a pass interference flag to be thrown, but it was not. The Saints settled for a field goal on the drive, and wound up losing in overtime.
Had the pass interference flag been thrown, it’s widely believed that the Saints would have won the game.