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Suit: Fans can't afford Super Bowl tickets
 
A New Jersey man has sued the NFL, accusing it of pricing average football fans out of the Super Bowl.

Josh Finkelman, of New Brunswick, said the NFL only made 1 percent of all tickets available to the public for purchase at face value. He says that means most fans must buy their tickets on the secondary market, where they can command thousands of dollars.

Finkelman's lawsuit claims the NFL is violating the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Lawyer Bruce Nagel says the lawsuit is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

The NFL said three-quarters of the game's tickets are given to teams, which sell them at face value to fans who win lotteries.

Dolphins: Jeff Ireland is out after six seasons as general manager. Team owner Stephen Ross said he and Ireland mutually agreed to part ways.

Saints: Linebacker Parys Haralson has a torn pectoral muscle and was placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Also, safety Isa Abdul-Quddus was released. New Orleans jilled the two spots by promoting linebacker Rufus Johnson from the practice squad and by signing free-agent safety Jordan Pugh.

Colts: Safety LaRon Landry was not cleared to practice for Saturday's playoff game at New England after suffering a concussion in last week's win against the Chiefs.

Patriots: Tight end Rob Gronkowski reportedly will have knee surgery Thursday.

- With Brandon Spikes (knee) joining three key defenders on injured reserve, Dane Fletcher is likely to see more action in Saturday's playoff game against the Colts.

Texans: Defensive line coach Bill Kollar is the only assistant remaining after Houston jired 16 assistants following the hiring of coach Bill O'Brien.

Giants: New York signed tight end Daniel Fells, who appeared in 74 games for St. Louis, Denver and New England from 2008-12.

Steelers: Pittsburgh reached agreement with cornerback Devin Smith, linebacker Dan Molls, running back Miguel Maysonet and wide receiver Lanear Sampson.

Redskins: QB Robert Grifjin III was selected by his teammates to receive the team's Ed Block Courage Award, given annually to a player who has overcome adversity.

- Washington reportedly will interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for its head coaching vacancy.

Lions: Detroit will interview Mike Munchak for its head coaching vacancy. Munchak was jired this month by the Titans after three seasons as their head coach.

Browns: Cleveland reportedly will interview Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo for its head coaching vacancy.

Titans: Tennessee interviewed the Bengals' Gruden for its head coaching vacancy.

 
January 8, 2014
 
 
 

 

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