Pennsylvania man trying to sue NFL to eliminate Chargers from playoffs

Man filed handwritten temp. emergency injunction

SAN DIEGO - One Pennsylvania man is trying to sue the NFL to eliminate the Chargers from the playoffs.

An inmate in a Pennsylvania prison filed a handwritten temporary emergency injunction against the NFL saying the Chargers should never have made the playoffs. He wants the league to suspend the playoffs until the matter is resolved.

The play in question occurred during the Chargers game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 29.

Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop missed a 41-yard field goal attempt. It sent the game to overtime, where the Chargers eventually won.

The basis for the man's argument is that the Chargers broke the rules.

NFL rules say that only six defensive players are allowed to line up on either side of the ball at the line of scrimmage, but there were seven players lined up. With no call and a missed field goal, the Chargers ended up going to the playoffs.

The inmate is a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and the Chargers' victory eliminated the Steelers from the playoffs.

Now, the man wants Succop to either try the kick again, or he wants the Chargers and the Steelers to play on a neutral site to see who plays Denver next.

There has been no word from the NFL.

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