Suit sought damages for Saints' performance in wake of the bounty scandal
Federal Judge "Ginger" Berrigan has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Saints season ticket holder who was demanding damages in the wake of the bounty scandal.
David Mancina sued the NFL in October seeking more than $5 million dollars. He claimed he and other ticket holders were entitled to compensation for their "personal emotional reaction to the unwarranted penalties inflicted on their beloved team, players, coaches, and executives."
The judge rejected the argument that ticket holders could be the only fans who could have experienced "mental suffering" last season
In her ruling, Berrigan said Mancina failed to prove that a "sport fan has rights greater than those of a spectator, regardless of how ardent his team devotion may be."
Berrigan wrote that the "agony has been much more widely felt by the Who Dat Nation."