New Orleans resident David Mancina has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on behalf of anyone who bought a Saints ticket this year, according to The Times-Picayune. Mancina alleges, essentially, that Goodell and the NFL have devalued the value of the Saints game experience unduly. The suit, which was filed on Monday, claims damages of $5 million.
Unsurprisingly, the documents aren’t kind in their allegations of Goodell and the league. In part they read:
“Complainant, and the class, purchased their tickets with the representation, and expectation, from the Commissioner and the League that the Saints would be capable of competitively fielding a contending team comprised of the finest athletes, and the best coaches, under contract with the New Orleans Saints, 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.”
The NFL has three weeks to respond to the suit.