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mesaSteeler
03-27-2011, 09:46 AM
Browns fan sues team, NFL
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/print_729301.html
By Associated Press

Saturday, March 26, 2011

CLEVELAND — A Browns fan sued the NFL and its teams over the player lockout, claiming the league violated his contract to buy tickets through his personal seat license.

Ken Lanci, a self-made millionaire who last year unsuccessfully ran for the top county government job in Cleveland, filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

"It's a fight between billionaires and millionaires," Lanci said Friday. "There isn't any sympathy for multi-millionaires. It's just not going to happen. And somebody has to stand up and say, 'Enough's enough.' "

The lawsuit asked for damages of more than $25,000 from the Browns on breach of contract and bad faith counts and more than $25,000 from the league and its teams for alleged contract interference.

Neal Gulkis, a Browns spokesman, referred questions to the league. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote in an e-mail that the league had not seen the lawsuit but understood fan frustration.

"NFL clubs all have announced refund policies to protect fans during the work stoppage," Aiello wrote. "The best solution to Mr. Lanci's concern is for the union to return to the bargaining table and complete a labor agreement that will put the game back on the field where it belongs."

The case was assigned to Judge John P. O'Donnell. The league and teams have four weeks to respond in court.

Lanci claimed the lockout denies him the right under the personal seat license to go to games and has destroyed the value of the seat-license agreement. The lawsuit claims the NFL and its teams have "conspired with the Browns and one another to lock out the players, without justification."

The NFL hasn't lost games to a work stoppage since 1987, when a strike shortened the season and some games included nonunion replacement players. The main sticking point in negotiations leading up to the lockout was how to divide the NFL's annual revenues of more than $9 billion.

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( I'll have to contact the Guinness Book of World Records and nominate the Lanci clown as the biggest masochist in history. He is so eager to watch the Clowns SUCK that he's suing the NFL. Of all the fans in the NFL I would think the Clownie fans would welcome a lockout since won't have to spend every Sunday being utterly humiliated. Must be something in the water in Clowntown that makes them want to suffer so much. - mesa)

MasterOfPuppets
03-28-2011, 11:08 AM
when i first started reading i thought this was total nonsence till i got to this line....

Lanci claimed the lockout denies him the right under the personal seat license to go to games and has destroyed the value of the seat-license agreement.

i never even considered a person that forked out thousands of dollars for a PSL and may have intended to, or Needed to , sell them this year.....:noidea:

ricardisimo
03-28-2011, 12:21 PM
when i first started reading i thought this was total nonsence till i got to this line....



i never even considered a person that forked out thousands of dollars for a PSL and may have intended to, or Needed to , sell them this year.....:noidea:
PSLs... for the Browns? People buy those?