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Offline wpr  
#1 Posted : Monday, April 28, 2014 9:25:55 AM(UTC)
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John E. Williams III has been a San Francisco 49ers fan since John Brodie was throwing touchdown passes at Candlestick Park in the 1970s. So he was excited about the prospects of scoring a ticket to make the trip to Seattle in January to watch the rivals battle in the NFC Championship Game.

But the Las Vegas man says in a $50 million lawsuit against the NFL that his hopes were dashed by the league and others he accuses of engaging in "economic discrimination" with an illegal ticket policy limiting credit-card sales to selected pro-Seattle markets. His lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas says it was part of an effort to keep 49ers fans away and further promote the Seattle Seahawks' boisterous home-field advantage at CenturyLink Field.

"They're always boasting up there about their 12th player and everything else," Williams told The Associated Press on Friday. "But by allowing the NFL to decide who can or cannot attend the games, you make it an unfair game. Seattle fixed it."


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In the case of January's game, the Seahawks limited ticket sales only to credit cards with addresses in the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii, as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.


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#2 Posted : Monday, April 28, 2014 9:50:39 AM(UTC)
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he won't win but this should change things anyways. The seahawks, and any other team who has done it should have never been allowed to do that.
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#3 Posted : Monday, April 28, 2014 10:01:11 AM(UTC)
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he won't win but this should change things anyways. The seahawks, and any other team who has done it should have never been allowed to do that.


It is not just the NFL. the University of Illinois has a group of students that buy tickets to away games. The other college doesn't sell them tickets if they are in the wrong zip code so they usually have to have someone in the "correct" zip code buy them for everyone.

It even happens when they want to go to a Northwestern-Illinois game.
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#4 Posted : Monday, April 28, 2014 12:09:35 PM(UTC)
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Right or wrong... What of it makes this man think he deserves 50 million from it?


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#5 Posted : Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:34:20 AM(UTC)
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Right or wrong... What of it makes this man think he deserves 50 million from it?


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#6 Posted : Saturday, May 3, 2014 8:01:07 AM(UTC)
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If it is a limited amount of time to allow local markets to acquire the tickets, that makes sense to me. If it is permanent, that is foolish.

Make it known if you want tickets, you have X days to acquire them, or they are fair game for everyone.

Originally Posted by: Laser Gunns Go to Quoted Post
Right or wrong... What of it makes this man think he deserves 50 million from it?



$50 million was to get national attention. And to get national support. Do you think we'd hear about this if it was $50,000?
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#7 Posted : Saturday, May 3, 2014 11:41:03 AM(UTC)
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$50 million was to get national attention. And to get national support. Do you think we'd hear about this if it was $50,000?


That may be so and not that it matters but I hope he gets jack shit and has to pay court costs. Had he filed for $50,000 I probably would have been on his side even though that would have been ridiculous as well.

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