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THE LONG ARM OF THE NFL -- FAKE TICKETS, UNDERCOVER CRUISERS
Published January 25, 1995
"There is virtually no chance Super Bowl tickets are counterfeit, and the NFL doesn't expect a problem with counterfeit media credentials like it had in Atlanta last year," according to a report in this morning's Ft. Lauderdale SUN- SENTINEL. NFL Dir of Special Events Jim Steeg: "We learned a lot about how far people will go last year." Steeg said he and his staff are paying more attention to game credentials -- using hard-to-purchase materials that increase the cost of counterfeiting. In addition, the presence of a 75th anniversary hologram has decreased concern over counterfeit game tickets. Steeg, who estimated the costs of printing tickets at $150,000 per 2,000: "You can see making a profit wouldn't be easy" (Craig Barnes, Ft. Lauderdale SUN-SENTINEL, 1/25). THE INFAMOUS NUDE CRUISE: NFL Dir of Communications Greg Aiello said the league will have a "presence" aboard a cruise featuring naked show girls and gambling. Cruise promoters are claiming that 50 present or former NFL players will also be aboard. Aiello: "There will be a representative of NFL security on board. But I don't know who that will be." The league has threatened fines and "lifetime suspensions" to players or others affliliated with the NFL that attend (Ken Rodriguez, MIAMI HERALD, 1/25).