“While the Saints appreciate the fervor and dedication of their deep and passionate fan-base, allowing such claims to proceed in court would open the door to countless legal claims brought by passionate sports fans that would inundate the courts and overburden sports leagues and their member teams, including the Saints,” the brief says.

LeMon said Thursday he was preparing his response.  His lawsuit alleges fraud by NFL officials. It was crafted to avoid the NFL being able to move it to federal court, where three other lawsuits over the game have been unsuccessful.

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