Jim Trotter responds to NFL's wrongful termination case dismissal. (Part-2)

The rest of the text supports those basic claims before applying the law to Trotter's complaints. Note that Trotter's complaint states that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told him,

"If Blacks feel some kind of way, they should buy their own team and hire who they want to hire" and that Bills owner Terry Pegula allegedly told another NFL employee, "If the Black players don't like it here, they should go back to Africa and see how ba

The document also discusses Trotter's complaint about his supervisor encouraging him to "compromise" to "pay the mortgage."

The NFL has a right to defend itself, but dismissing a case based on the initial complaint is difficult. The defendant in a civil lawsuit must prove that the plaintiff cannot win even if all of their claims are accurate.

If Trotter's allegations are true, no defendant on the visiting team's sideline during a September Miami game was likely to win the case. Because it doesn't want to subject Jones, Pegula, and Commissioner Roger Goodell to rigorous questioning during sworn deposition testimony, the NFL is willing to spend time and money to get fortunate.

The NFL also won't release internal papers and communications about the Jones and Pegula statements investigations and newsroom representation data. Last month, Goodell was asked about it again and again avoided it.

The NFL will write the final word. In open court, there could be an oral argument. If the appropriate outcome is evident, some judges will rule without consulting lawyers. It appears like this matter might be decided without the lawyers testifying and explaining their written arguments.

Yes, the NFL winning at this level is unlikely. This stance is more buckshot than silver bullet. As Trotter's lawyers correctly stated, the NFL's attempt to dismiss the complaint ignores some of Trotter's best arguments that the decision not to renew his contract violated his legal rights.

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