New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is not a fan of the conspiracy theories that have sprung up after the team's devastating NFC Championship loss.
Their lawsuit, filed in state court, says Commissioner Roger Goodell should implement a league rule governing "extraordinarily unfair acts".
As a huge fan of all sports, one of the biggest things that can ruin any game, is a blown call. The other, still pending in state court, is a class action suit seeking unspecified damages for season-ticket holders.
Anthony Davis Requests Trade From Pelicans
As mentioned above, Davis could face a fine, but he is not the first player to request a trade. "That's not an option". Boston can not acquire Davis until the summer unless it were to include All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving in the deal.
There is some concern in league circles about the NFL's judgment in allowing four game officials who live in Southern California to work the NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints, according to sources.
Meanwhile, a hearing sought by the two plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Tommy Badeux and Candis Lambert, that was scheduled for Monday was declared moot by Friday's filing. He added that they are seeking a court order forcing the National Football League to follow its own rules and bylaws - namely, for Goodell to investigate the "no call" in a process that allows for public hearings. The Chiefs and their dominant offense marched right back down the field to take the lead right back on Williams' third touchdown with just over two minutes left in the game. The Rams had enough time on the clock to kick a field goal of their own to send the game to overtime.
At issue is the failure of officials to call interference or roughness penalties when a Rams player leveled a Saints receiver with a helmet-to-helmet hit at a crucial point in the playoff game. However, the NFL's lawyers argued that a court could not force Goodell to take those "corrective measures".
Even before the Saints lost the game in overtime, an avalanche of outrage poured onto the internet. The league has the chance to redeem itself by calling on the power of Rule 17, Section 2 of the NFL rule book. However, Robey-Coleman, who initially told reporters the play was definitely pass interference, said Saturday the pass was tipped, in which case pass interference would not be applicable.