Commissioner Roger Goodell will still be questioned under oath in the Super Bowl seating lawsuit, per prior court order. But it won’t happen as scheduled on Friday, August 2.
A spokesperson for lawyer Michael Avenatti advises PFT that the deposition has been moved to Friday, August 9. The deposition will take place in the New York City offices of Haynes and Boone.
The postponement makes sense. Hall of Fame weekend gets rolling on Friday, and Goodell undoubtedly will be making appearances and attending functions in and around Canton, Ohio.
For an incident that happened nearly 30 months ago, when hundreds of fans showed up for Super Bowl XLV in North Texas and learned their tickets wouldn’t get them seats, a seven-day wait to question Goodell is meaningless.
The NFL hopes that Super Bowl seating lawsuits will end up being meaningless, too.