Bengals can’t use 34 cent loophole to avoid blackout


Nov 25, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fan dresses up for the game during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals defeated the Raiders 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

With the Cincinnati Bengals appearing likelier as each day goes by to have their playoff game against the San Diego Chargers blacked out, the question has arisen as to whether Mike Brown can buy the remaining unsold tickets to ensure the game is sold out.

But there is a loophole that allows NFL teams to buy remaining non-premium tickets at 34 cents on the dollar (the portion subject to revenue sharing) to prevent a blackout.

However, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy, that isn’t the case with an NFL playoff game because it’s the NFL who keeps the revenue:

Save us Chad. You’re our only hope.

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