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Goodell’s deposition in Super Bowl seating case will happen next Friday

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The NFL’s lawyers have tried and tried and tried again to shield Commissioner Roger Goodell from having to give sworn testimony in the lawsuits filed after fans showed up to Super Bowl XLV with tickets but learned they actually wouldn’t have access to the corresponding seats.

In an order entered Wednesday, Judge Barbara G. Lynn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled that Goodell’s deposition will proceed.

According to the office of attorney Michael Avenatti, the deposition will occur on Friday, August 2 in New York City.

That could hinder Goodell’s involvement in the activities that typically surround the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, depending on when the deposition starts and how long it will last.

A prior court order dramatically narrowed the scope of the inquiry.  Still, folks in positions of power don’t like to ever submit to anyone else’s power, especially not to the power of a court.

The most recent order indicates that a federal magistrate judge will be available by phone to address any issues that arise during the deposition.  If that occurs, we advise Goodell not to ask the judge what the hell kind of unit he’s running.

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9 Responses to “Goodell’s deposition in Super Bowl seating case will happen next Friday”
  1. Iknoweverything says: Jul 25, 2013 11:38 AM

    Goodell will just keep repeating two statements over and over.

    I do not recall.
    I plead the 5th.

  2. rhamrhoddy says: Jul 25, 2013 11:41 AM

    My advice: “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH”. For every question.

    He’ll be out of there in no time, one way or the other.

  3. tokyosandb1aster says: Jul 25, 2013 11:48 AM

    “I, state your name”.

  4. steelers4385 says: Jul 25, 2013 11:58 AM

    Goodell and stern should get married

  5. MDSisAtool says: Jul 25, 2013 12:47 PM

    Please let this die. Give the fans some money and Superbowl tickets for life or something.

  6. sammyias says: Jul 25, 2013 1:08 PM

    What happened in Dallas was a huge black eye for the NFL, you would think the Commissioner would be happy to help get it settled.

  7. ccjcsr says: Jul 25, 2013 1:20 PM

    Goddell is like Teflon

  8. crush22 says: Jul 25, 2013 1:27 PM

    Another Dallas stink bomb.
    Future Super Bowl locations need to take notes from Indy. That city did it up right!
    Say what you want, but the city layout is second to none as far as hosting big events.

  9. frankdatank23 says: Jul 25, 2013 8:42 PM

    What the hell kind of unit is Goodelll runnin.? is the issue at hand here.

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