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NFL Lockout: Cleveland Browns Fan Sues NFL

This is not going to be the only story we see like this regarding fans and the NFL Lockout, but a Cleveland Browns fan has filed suit in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court against the NFL over the player lockout.

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Claiming the Lockout violated his PSL contract with the Browns, Ken Lanci – a millionaire himself – say it is time for the fans to stand up.

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“It’s a fight between billionaires and millionaires,” Lanci said Friday in a phone interview. “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.’”

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Lanci claims the lockout prevents his right – under his PSL contract – to go to Browns games.

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NFL spokesman Greg Aiello understands the fans’ frustration.

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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.”

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Of course, as Cleveland Frowns points out, there is specific language in the PSL agreement that protects the NFL and Browns from such litigation.

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