A man from Mercer, Pennsylvania has filed an “emergency injunction” ordering the NFL to eliminate the San Diego Chargers from the playoffs. The injunction was filed by an inmate from a Pennsylvania correctional facility before San Diego’s first round playoff win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The reasoning behind this injunction goes back to Week 17 when the Chargers faced the Chiefs. It was later revealed after the game that the Chargers were guilty of an illegal alignment formation as the Chiefs’ kicker, Ryan Succop, missed a 41 yard field goal which could’ve won the game for the Chiefs and would’ve eliminated the Chargers from the playoffs.
If the Chargers lost the game to the Chiefs, it would’ve opened the door for the Steelers to clinch a playoff spot. Unfortunately for the Steelers and their fans including this man, the Chargers won the game which is why they’re where they are now.
Here’s more from the Baltimore Sun:
In the filing, Spuck suggested some possible remedies for the missed call. The NFL could suspend the playoffs for a week to 10 days, allow Succop to re-kick the field goal, or let the Steelers play the Chargers at a neutral site to determine who plays on.