In 49ers news today, a San Francisco 49ers fan is suing the NFL over what ESPN.com terms as "engaging in "economic discrimination" with an illegal ticket policy limiting credit-card sales to selected pro-Seattle markets."
Per the Associated Press report posted on ESPN.com, John E. Williams III has filed a $50 million lawsuit in U.S District Court in Las Vegas and says the NFL's actions were "part of an effort to keep 49er 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 said to the AP 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."
The official lawsuit, filed on April 15th, states that "the practice of withholding the sale of tickets from the public at large and allowing only credit card holders limited to certain areas is a violation of the Federal Consumer Fraud Act and/or common law," according to the lawsuit filed April 15."