The NFL is facing a legal battle over a broken website and is looking to the courts for help.
In the wake of the NFLPA’s successful lawsuit to force the NFL to fix the broken website, the league is considering suing the city of anoka and the library of the esl library in the La Crosse area, according to an article published Wednesday in the Wisconsin State Journal.
The NFLPA has sought a declaration that the NFL website, www.nfl.com, is in “serious and imminent danger of serious injury to its users,” according to the article.
The league said the NFL was “seeking legal protection” against the lawsuit.
“If you are going to do anything illegal, you need to be able to show it to the world,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.
“The NFL has been able to do that.”
A court filing in the case by the league also suggested the league was considering asking for a temporary injunction to stop the lawsuit, which it would be doing if the city and library did not comply.
The league has long argued that its website is a safe and secure alternative to competitors.
“The NFL website provides information that is both accurate and timely, which is essential to our business and our fans’ enjoyment of our games,” Goodell said in a statement.
“To our knowledge, the NFL has not had any litigation with the city or the libraries since it began operating in 1999.
In fact, we’ve received no complaints in any of our 14 seasons.
We have worked diligently to ensure that we have the information and tools that are required to provide the NFL and our players with the most accurate and reliable information.”
The NFL did not respond to a request for comment.
The lawsuit was filed last month, a few weeks before the league opened preseason games in Minneapolis.
It is not the first lawsuit the NFL is currently facing.
Last year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld the NFL’s decision to temporarily suspend the league’s national anthem, which prompted protests in cities including New York and Philadelphia.