NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) —
A Saints superfan and New Orleans area attorney could soon get his chance to question NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the NOLA-no call.
The missed penalty ended the Saints season in a heartbreaking fashion.
A New Orleans judge met with the lawyer as well as attorneys for the NFL to decide when Goodell could be deposed in the ongoing court case.
Judge Nicole Sheppard told NFL attorney that they have to either settle or go to trial, but that they had to get off the docket.
Sheppard set a hearing to argue the NFL attorney’s objections to discovery on August. 22.
Sheppard ruled deposition should begin in September.
The case alleges that the league committed fraud.
According to the attorney, Goodell has never had to answer questions about the outcome of a game under oath before.
His testimony would be unprecedented.
The infamous missed penalty has already resulted in serious rule changes within the NFL. Those include new replay rules and coaches ability to challenge a no-call.