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Former Evansville Firebirds team president alleges he was never paid

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By Carrie Bradon | Jun 25, 2019


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – A South Carolina man alleges a proposed professional football league failed to pay him for his role as team president of an Indiana team.

James Riggs filed a complaint on June 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana against National Gridiron League alleging failure to pay wages and breach of contract.

The plaintiff alleges he signed a contract with the defendant in December 2018 and accepted the position of team president of the Evansville Firebirds. The plaintiff's term started on Nov. 10, 2018, and was to end on Aug. 31, 2020, the suit states, and the defendant was obligated to pay the plaintiff a base salary of $62,000.

The defendant allegedly failed to pay the plaintiff any portion of his salary despite demands from him. The plaintiff alleges he resigned in March because he had not been paid.

The plaintiff is seeking trial by jury, compensatory and liquidated damages, equitable relief, attorneys’ fees and other relief deemed fit. The plaintiff is represented by Michele Henry of Craig Henry PLC in Louisville, Kentucky.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana case number 3:19-cv-00121

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