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Old 10-16-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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Re: Class action suit vs NFL/Goodell

May not go far, but like the fact it's another thorn in the side of Der Kommisar...
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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This should make some news. Well, maybe not on ESPN or the NFL channel. This is another slap in Der Kommisars face.
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Pretty cool idea, and, being honest, not totally wrong what they say! I guess they don't come too far, but opening tge mouth against sth wrong is alwaYs right!
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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Re: Class action suit vs NFL/Goodell

Ive been saying that for a while... They could also bring in 2013 draftees as the revocation of draft picks lowers players in draft rounds and therefore reduces their starting salary.

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Old 10-16-2012, 04:35 PM   #6
 
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New Orleans Saints fan files class action lawsuit against NFL, Roger Goodell

St. Tammany Parish resident David Mancina has filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seeking damages in excess of $5 million on behalf of himself and 2012-13 New Orleans Saints season-ticket holders. The lawsuit is a response to the suspensions handed out to Saints players and coaches for their alleged participation in the Saints' bounty program.


A St. Tammany Parish resident has filed a class action lawsuit against the NFL and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seeking damages in excess of $5 million on behalf of himself and 2012-13 New Orleans Saints season ticket holders.



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The lawsuit says the season-ticket holders purchased their tickets expecting "the Saints would be capable of competitively fielding a contending team comprised of the finest athletes, and the best coaches, under contract ... or available to them through normal trades and draft choices, without dictatorial, unreasonable, vindictive, and unfounded, interference from the Commissioner and the League, devoid of due process."

Goodell, who suspended Saints coaches Sean Payton and Joe Vitt, General Manager Mickey Loomis and players Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith, did so "without consideration for the rights of the paying ticket holder Plaintiffs," the suit states.

The league also forced the Saints to give up their 2012 and 2013 second-round draft choices "thereby devastating the quality of the Saints, the value of the tickets purchased by Plaintiff ... and the confidence and emotional attachment of Plaintiff, and the class, to the Saints," the suit says.

Mancina's lawyer, Lawrence Wiedemann, himself a Saints fan but not a season-ticket holder at this time, said he hopes the suit will bring more consideration to NFL fans in the future.

"The fans are a critical part of the NFL," he said. "When it comes to changing the complexion of your team, you have no input. You're not even notified or considered ... that's just a complete blasť attitude."

Wiedemann said he took on the suit because of people expressing aggravation about the Saints situation and how it affected them. He compared it to going to a show, such as a play, where the actors had to be changed at the last minute.

"The players are suing because action has been taken against them without due process, but nobody has considered what effect it's had on the ticket holders," he said. "They go out there and support the team and the league year in and year out and they're just completely ignored."

Wiedemann said the ticket holders have been ignored since the investigation started in 2009.

"In 2012 they cut the guts out of the team," he said. "The tickets you bought have been devalued tremendously and the NFL has given no consideration to the ticket holders that are the life of the NFL. There is no due process."

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Old 10-16-2012, 04:38 PM   #7
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Re: Class action suit vs NFL/Goodell

This is such an attention grab and a complete waste of the legal system. Normally I would support something like this but come on this is one of the dumbest things to come out of all this "bounty" stuff
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Re: Class action suit vs NFL/Goodell

If this were the only waste of our legal system, I might agree, but why not speak in the only language heard anymore? We are absolutely ignored. I'm glad someone finally stepped up and did this.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:15 AM   #9
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If this were the only waste of our legal system, I might agree, but why not speak in the only language heard anymore? We are absolutely ignored. I'm glad someone finally stepped up and did this.
I tend to agree, if this is the only way for the fans to be heard, then so be it. You always hear about the NFL being a 'business', let it function as one. The madness that is Goodell has to be stopped.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:55 AM   #10
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This is more of a "statement" case then one of financial culpability.
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