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This Week In Sports: Lawsuit, Arizona, and More


Attorney Brings Lawsuit Against The NFL

An attorney is suing the NFL for a missed call during the Saints game against the Rams. The lawsuit claims that if the referees called the penalty, then the Saints wouldn’t have lost the game. The Saints lost the NFC championship game 26-35. New Orelans attorney Frank D’Amico Jr. filed the lawsuit after Saints fans approached him following the game.

D’Amico claimed that the NFL commissioner has the power to turn back the timeclock to the point where they missed the call and replay the last minutes of the game. The missed call was a pass interference as well as a helmet to helmet hit near the goal line.

Arizona Man Brags About Shooting

An Arizona man who shot a county official in ’97 bragged about it during a hearing concerning renovations to Talking Stick Arena. He originally served 12 years after shooting the official after she voted in favor of a tax. The tax was to help raise money for the construction of Chase Field. Then, he showed up to the recent hearing to raise funds for Talking Stick Arena

“On Aug. 13, 1997, I walked into the Maricopa County Board auditorium and shot Mary Rose Wilcox,” he said. “If you go ahead and pass it, you’re crossing a line that’s equivalent to an act of violence against the public.” He then stated that he didn’t intend to kill the official. However, the vote to increase funding for the arena passed, 6-2.

Baseball Hall Of Fame 2019 Announced

2019’s Baseball Hall of Fame members were announced on Tuesday. Closer Mariano Rivera, designated hitter Edgar Martinez, and starting pitchers Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina will all be joining the famed list of players. In addition, Mariano Rivera became the first player to be unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame. The full list of player stats can be found here.

Victor Oladipo Out For Season

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo ruptured a quad tendon in his right knee. Because of this, he will be out for the rest of the season. After an MRI revealed the injury, they immediately scheduled him a surgery. As the Pacers lead scorer, this is a huge blow to the team.

The teams odds of winning the title went from 80-1 to 200-1 with the loss. Oladipo collapsed on Wednesday’s game against the Raptors after going to block. Even though they lost him in the second quarter, the Pacers won the game 110-106.

Peter Chiarelli Fired As GM

The Edmonton Oilers fired GM Peter Chiarelli after the team lost at home to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. Currently, the Red Wings have the lowest standing points in the NHL. This follows Chiarelli’s controversial decision to sign goalie Mikko Koskinen to a three-year, $13.5 million contract extension. His firing comes a month before the trade deadline