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NFL responds to lawsuits over “the missed call”

Posted at 5:59 PM, Jan 25, 2019

Replaying even a few minutes of the NFC title game would force a delay in the Super Bowl and confound years of intricate preparation for an event that demands an investment of “more than $100 million,” the NFL’s chief financial officer said Friday in a sworn affidavit, according to our media partners at The Advocate.

The statement from Joseph Siclare, the league’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, was submitted with a legal filing by the NFL to yank one of two pending lawsuits over Sunday’s officiating debacle from state civil court to federal court in New Orleans, the newspaper reports.

The filing marks the league’s first formal response to legal action taken this week by a pair of ticket-holders crying foul – and demanding damages – over the infamous “no call” that ended the Saints’ Super Bowl dreams, the Advocate reports.

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