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Redskins LB London Fletcher said that “four of his relatives were arrested” Sunday following the Redskins-Browns game. In Cleveland, Tom Reed notes Fletcher had “purchased more than 40 tickets for friends and family members” for the game and he “seemed to place most of the blame on stadium security officers.” Fletcher said, “I guess in the stadium, (my family was) being harassed. The situation that led to people being arrested was stadium security ... instead of diffusing the situation, he escalated the situation" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 12/18). Fletcher said, “One of the stadium security guys assaulted one of my family members.” Reports stated that the family was “being harassed because they were wearing Redskins gear” (CSNWASHINGTON.com, 12/17).

DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: Arizona State Univ. AD & VP/Athletics Steve Patterson said that a Sun Devil Stadium renovation “could range from a $90 million plan, which would ensure the stadium’s structural integrity and safety, to a larger plan to be unveiled this spring that would rebuild the stadium and improve fans’ experience.” Patterson added that ASU has “received developer bids ‘from all over the country’ for the 300-plus-acre master plan.” ASU Assistant VP/University Real Estate Steve Nielsen said that seven development proposals “were submitted by the Nov.15 deadline, and ASU whittled them down to a shorter list.” Developers will be “called in for interviews in March.” Nielsen said that ASU “expects to select a developer by the end of March” (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 12/18).

HERE TO SERVE YOU: The MLB Rangers yesterday extended their contract with Delaware North to be the team’s food and beverage provider as well as provide retail services. The company has served as the team’s food and beverage provider since Rangers Ballpark opened in ’94 and took on retail this past season. The previous contract had two years remaining. This offseason there will be upgrades to the private club and concession areas behind home plate (Delaware North).
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