Steelers Fan Suing NFL Over Chargers Getting Into Playoffs
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One Pittsburgh Steelers fan is apparently so upset that the team didn’t make the playoffs, he’s suing the NFL.
Daniel L. Spuck of Mercer, Pa., has reportedly filed a motion against the NFL to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
The Baltimore Sun says Spuck is seeking a “temporary emergency injunction” on the basis that the San Diego Chargers should never have been in the postseason to begin with.
The Chargers reached the NFL playoffs by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in week 17.
During the game, officials failed to call an illegal alignment formation on the Chargers that would have allowed the Chiefs kicker to re-kick a field goal he missed.
Had he made that kick, San Diego’s loss would have sent the Steelers to the playoffs.
In the filing obtained by the Sun, Spuck reportedly suggests that the NFL suspend the playoffs for a week to 10-days, allow Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop to rekick the field goal, or let the Steelers and Chargers face off in a neutral site to see who advances.
San Diego did advance to the second round of the playoffs by beating the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild card round.
It doesn’t appear that lawsuit will go forward however.
The Sun also reports that online court records show the lawsuit was filed via inmate mail, from the Pennsylvania corrections department, and that the plaintiff has not submitted a filing fee or requested a waiver.