NEW ORLEANS (AP) -Lawyers for a former St. Louis Rams player and three fans plan to withdraw a lawsuit that accuses the New England Patriots of cheating in the 2002 Super Bowl.
In court papers filed Monday, the plaintiffs' attorneys say they sued last month in an attempt to secure sworn testimony from former Patriots employee Matt Walsh, who allegedly taped a walkthrough practice by the Rams before New England's Super Bowl win.
But the lawyers for former Rams player Willie Gary call it an ``exercise in futility'' because they suspect Walsh would exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination if he is ordered to submit to a deposition.
On Monday, they asked a federal judge in New Orleans to dismiss the case. The Louisiana Superdome hosted the 2002 Super Bowl, which the Patriots won 20-17 on a last-second field goal.
Eric Deters, one of Gary's attorneys, said they are reserving their right to refile the suit if they learn more about Walsh's alleged role in the Spygate episode.
On Sunday, the NFL announced that lawyers for Walsh and the league are nearing an agreement that would allow Walsh to be interviewed and turn over information to the NFL.
Advertisement

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Packers vs. Falcons Pick Will Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the Packers and Falcons at 3:05PM ET be the shootout that everyone expects?
Thumbnail Steelers vs. Patriots Pick Is the over/under set too high in Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the Steelers and Patriots at 6:40PM ET?
Thumbnail Updated NFL MVP Odds Heading into Championship Sunday, Matt Ryan is a clear favorite to take home this season's NFL MVP Award.
Thumbnail Championship Sunday Vegas Spreads How do Las Vegas oddsmakers view this weekend's championship games in the NFL?
Thumbnail Updated Super Bowl LI Betting Odds And then there were four. What are the odds of the four remaining teams to win this year's Super Bowl?
Advertisement

NFL Team Pages