31 Jul 2019

NFL commissioner ordered to testify over no-call

2:53 pm on 31 July 2019

While Warriors fans lose more faith in NRL referees, American football boss Roger Goodell has been ordered to testify in court over a dodgy call in the NFL last season.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

According to CNN, a Louisiana judge has ordered NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials to be questioned under oath about a missed call in the National Football Conference championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints.

The call that was supposedly missed came late in the fourth quarter when the scores were level at 20-20.

The Rams went on to win the match 26-23 in overtime, ending the Saints' run to the Super Bowl.

The lawsuit has been filed by Louisiana attorney Tony LeMon and three Saints fans who are seeking $US75,000 in damages which would be donated to charity if successful.

Regardless of the outcome, the match result can't be overturned.

The lawsuit is set down for September with the new NFL season starting on 5 September.

The ruling comes as the Warriors are trying to move forward after another series of calls went against them in the NRL last weekend.

The NRL admitted "serious errors" were made in the Eels 24-22 win in Sydney, with four officials involved in the match dropped to reserve grade this week.

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