To be really effective, this kind of legal action needs to be elevated to a class action suit in which the team(s) and/or the NFL are exposed to $5,000-$15,000 in damages per litigant.
Since we're talking about some big money here, how about companies who paid for advertising during NFL games? How about the Networks who paid for rights to telecast the games? How about stadium vendors who can't sell $6 beers and $8 hot dogs?
Can the owners legally hire "scabs" (replacement players) to play the games? Fans would scream bloody murder and ticket sales would plummet, but they could argue in court that a game was held and there were no guarantees concerning quality of play...
I certainly agree. Of course, the problem with class action lawsuits is that they are as big a fraud as the PSLs. The only ones who make any money off class action lawsuits are the lawyers. The plaintiffs get whatever change is in the attorney's sock drawer and 99% of the damages go to pay the lawyers. So there should be no shortage of sleazy lawyers lining up to help this plaintiff out in order to make sure that the bar winds up with most of the rewards.