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Saints fan file suit against NFL, Roger Goodell

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David James Mancina, the complainant in a class action lawsuit  against the NFL David James Mancina, the complainant in a class action lawsuit against the NFL

New Orleans, La.- Fed up with what the bounty scandal suspensions have done to the Saints season, a fan files a class action lawsuit against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell in Federal Court in New Orleans.

David Mancina is the lead plaintiff in the legal action.

The suit maintains suspensions of coaches and players under the league's severe bounty punishments have diminished the value of fans' tickets and their enjoyment of the game.

The suit says  "Complainant, and the class, purchased their tickets with the representation, 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…"

The suit alleges the League took action and revealed the investigation after fans had already paid for their tickets for the season.

The suit also questions the NFL's investigation of the alleged misconduct.

The lawsuit asks for $80 million dollars in damages, an amount Mancina says represents the value of all season tickets.

According to a court filing, the plaintiff is asking for a trial by jury. The Wiedemann Law Firm is handling the case for Mancina.

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