Police Officer Hits NFL With Massive Defamation Lawsuit

Ryan Johnson via Wikipedia Commons

Indianapolis Metro Police Department Officer De’Joure Mercer is suing the National Football League over defamatory tweets posted claiming that a wanted criminal killed during a police altercation with Mercer was killed because of “systemic racism.” The NFL posted a tweet honoring Dreasjon Reed as part of the league’s “Say Their Stories” campaign.

Fox News reports:

Indianapolis Metro Police Department Officer De’Joure Mercer filed the lawsuit in the federal Southern District of Indiana Court. Mercer’s lawyer, Guy A. Relford, wrote in the complaint that the materials the league published imply that Mercer “committed occupational misconduct and even criminal acts during the May 6 (e)ncounter with Reed, similar to that which were inflicted upon George Floyd.”

“De’Joure Mercer is a hero. He tracked down a very dangerous criminal wanted by the police, who was a threat to the citizens of Indianapolis,” Relford said in the statement. “He put his life on the line and was nearly killed in that effort. He was completely exonerated after an exhaustive investigation into the death of Mr. Reed. For NFL Enterprises then to suggest he was involved in police or racist misconduct is totally false, defamatory and unacceptable. What happened here has nothing to do with racism.

“While we support NFL Enterprises’ efforts to address social justice issues, Officer Mercer is taking a stand for the many, many good cops on duty across America. He is standing up for his friends and colleagues and sending a message that before you accuse a decorated police officer of misconduct in a national campaign, you had better get your facts straight.”

Indianapolis police told the Indy Star that Mercer is still a police officer. The NFL has not commented on the lawsuit. Mercer is reportedly seeking a jury trial and “substantial compensatory damages.”



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Oirish1953
Oirish1953
5 months ago

I hope he wins the lawsuit for lots of $$$$$.

Rob
Rob
5 months ago
Reply to  Oirish1953

Right on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like he eradicated a sorry piece of dog poo!!!!!! My hat’s off to the officer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anniedawn
5 months ago
Reply to  Oirish1953

And I hope Americans will turn their backs on the NFL. The NBA is eating crow over giving the finger to America.

formermarine
5 months ago

NFL ?? Oh You mean the “National idiot league” or “NIL” . Just trying to drum up fans is what this is .

Richard Cranium,
Richard Cranium,
5 months ago
Reply to  formermarine

National Felon League

Laxmom
Laxmom
5 months ago

Good for this brave officer. I hope he doesn’t agree to a quiet settlement to make him go away…this needs massive public attention!

Bepof
Bepof
5 months ago

I suppose the NFL doesn’t have any helmet decals telling story of any police officer killed in line of duty

anniedawn
5 months ago
Reply to  Bepof

So far this year 128 cops have died.

Mario
5 months ago

Take them to the cleaners and the police department should have anything to do for the theses racist sob’s

Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
5 months ago

By God I hope he owns the NFL next year. Maybe this will teach these entities that they just should shut up about politics and stay away from social issues that they know nothing about.

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
5 months ago
Reply to  Wharf Rat

It seems that the NFL and CO.think they are a government of their own within a government like school’s do.

debbie paden
debbie paden
5 months ago
Reply to  Wharf Rat

My opinion; they know exactly what is happening…but make the conscious choice to go along with the pedos liars cheaters thieves! They know what the deal is!!!

Tony
Tony
5 months ago

So sad that these youths choose a life of violence. Their parent or parents are not involved with their life until something tragic happens. Now he’s a hero….not sure if his mother thought that before all this. Some may say that they have nothing to look forward to in life……”wrong”. Jesus Christ is the answer and gives us all a choice in life. If we choose the wrong option, then there are consequences. We all will die a physical death one day. But there is a choice in dying a spiritual death as well. Heaven or Hell…..the choice is yours…..The NFL is being controlled by a short list of donors. I havent watched a game in many years since they first knelt for our National Anthem. Thats the way to have your voices heard…..turn them off.

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
5 months ago
Reply to  Tony

The think them selves as tough guy’s. Like “look at me, I’m in the NFL”

KDub
KDub
5 months ago
Reply to  Tony

Well said Tony. I haven’t watched an NFL game since they started that pathetic kneeling either…
Don’t like it here??? I’ll help you pack…..

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
5 months ago

Hope you win: Biden administration wants to combat domestic terror? Does this means the Dems will stop funding BLM black lives matter?, ANTIFA, you know those militant movements, that attacks any right wing thinking process, police officers, police cars, police stations, and of course anyone they are paid to???

Peatro
5 months ago

From my lip to God’s Ears May the Honorable righteous police officers Lawsuit bankrupt the Nation ” Fraud League of moron leftist phony’s

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
5 months ago
Reply to  Peatro

This President will not let that happen! Hope the Officer win’s

anniedawn
5 months ago

This President will not be around much longer…. at last his mind won’t. If you pay attention his mind is drifting further away each day.

Rob
Rob
5 months ago

Some of the most prolific drug abusers, sexual abusers & and rapists wear NFL jerseys, in my opinion! I stopped buying NFL stuff for my grandsons right after Mr. 49er took a knee! Don’t even watch Super Bowl anymore and neither does anyone else in my extended family! You want to stop this Woke Crap in sports, stop your financial support in all forms, including TV!

KDub
KDub
5 months ago
Reply to  Rob

Rob….I don’t support any of it…In fact I have stopped wearing any pro sports paraphernalia….

Pgb
Pgb
5 months ago

Here’s hoping officer Mercer secured a multimillion dollar judgement!

KDub
KDub
5 months ago

Good luck to you sir! Wishing you the best!

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
5 months ago

Unbelievable, our teleprompter President arrives in Brussels to attack Trump, the Republican party, after becoming the laughing joke of the G7 conference, what a crazy world we live in, wondering joe is clueless, has not solved one issue, since being in office, constantly trying to change his gaff image perception that he creates all on his own, mental state? condition?. Close door conference with Putin !, no joint questions or answers, avoid the press at all cost, all “three monkey’s rolled into on”. We already know who is kissing China ass, guess it’s time to start kissing Putin’s ass, Unfortunately Biden failed to create any united front against China or Russia with his entire trip. Great news for the American tax payor?

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