You might recall the small matter of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the NFL selling seats to Super Bowl XLV that didn’t exactly exist by gametime. And you might remember that the fans who didn’t get to sit where they assumed they would (after buying the tickets and all) were not pleased about it.
Via the Fort Worth Star Telegram, in their court filing, Jones and the NFL said, “These offers were made to be accommodating to the NFL's valued fans, but in fact, they exceed the amount to which any of the ticket-holders is entitled.”
The lawsuit filed said fans suffered damages totaling more than $5 million, and the league says it has offered to pay fans between $4.5 and $9.3 million.
You know, as the lockout continues and fans continue to get angrier and angrier, it makes perfect sense that Jones and the NFL would use the court system to make sure they don’t have to give the fans their just due.
As fans spent thousands of dollars to travel to the Super Bowl for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, only to get completely screwed by Jones and the NFL, perhaps the NFL should think about doing more than what is legally adequate to compensate them.
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