Judge: Goodell fair game in lawsuits

A Texas judge has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can
be questioned by attorneys for ticket-holders who sued after they
were displaced when seats weren’t properly installed for the 2011
Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium.

The U.S. magistrate judge’s ruling issued Wednesday in Dallas
says depositions of Goodell must be at NFL headquarters in New York
no later than Aug. 5.

About 1,250 temporary seats at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington were
deemed unsafe just hours before the Green Bay Packers beat the
Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25. That forced about 850 ticket-holders to
move to new seats, and 400 others to watch from standing-room
locations.

The ruling limited the scope of questions to Goodell, but
included his involvement in ”any attempt or goal” to break the
NFL’s Super Bowl attendance record.