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Jags ticket sales manager resigns after arrest

The ongoing effort to sell sufficient tickets to avoid blackouts in Jacksonville has encountered an obstacle, arising from the fact that the team’s season ticket sales manager recently took a ride in the back of a “black and white.”

We’ve been advised, and the team has confirmed, that Senior Sales Manager, Season and Premium Seating, Thomas Patterson was arrested on July 18 for disorderly intoxication/public disturbance and resisting an officer without violence.

Patterson, 35, has resigned from the team.

Reached by phone, Jaguars senior V.P. of communications and media Dan Edwards declined to comment on the situation.

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31 Responses to “Jags ticket sales manager resigns after arrest”
  1. Burning River says: Jul 21, 2010 8:55 AM

    Why would anyone who works for the Jags need to drink?

  2. CJ SPILLER says: Jul 21, 2010 8:56 AM

    Yeah, he was caught selling tickets to a tarp to avoid the blackout rule.

  3. richkotitte says: Jul 21, 2010 8:58 AM

    I wonder is he was harrassing the Jax locals Florio style ( with threats to a move to L.A. ) if they didn’t purchase season tickets.
    Cue the move to L.A. rants from the peanut gallery in 3,2,1….

  4. Nogard13 says: Jul 21, 2010 9:09 AM

    I’d be drunk, too, if I worked for the Jaguars.

  5. Ditka96 says: Jul 21, 2010 9:10 AM

    I think I found a new job for Mike Tice!

  6. jj jones says: Jul 21, 2010 9:12 AM

    This is a story? He isn’t even the person in charge of ticket sales. Nor is he listed in the team’s 2009 media guide. I have dealt with the team in regards to tickets and have no clue who this guy is.

  7. downwithdansnyder says: Jul 21, 2010 9:21 AM

    They should have had this guy arrested a long time ago. For stealing his salary while not selling enough tickets…

  8. SATAN567 says: Jul 21, 2010 9:25 AM

    They weren’t going to sell out more than 1 or 2 games anyway, and those are going to be because of who is coming to town, not the product that Jax is putting on the field.

  9. Fed up says: Jul 21, 2010 9:32 AM

    The influence of Harvey Levin is all over this blog. Florio is the sports branch of TMZ’s….FILTH!!!!!

  10. XLI says: Jul 21, 2010 9:32 AM

    Awww, how sad… Jags fans inability to buy tickets pushed this man to the Bottle.
    Well, soon he’ll be in luck cause booze is so “last year” in L.A. where botox, nose candy, and vanity are all the rage these days.

  11. jj jones says: Jul 21, 2010 9:44 AM

    “downwithdansnyder says:
    July 21, 2010 9:21 AM
    They should have had this guy arrested a long time ago. For stealing his salary while not selling enough tickets…”
    Right. They’ve only sold 12,800 new season tickets.

  12. J. Clayton says: Jul 21, 2010 9:46 AM

    WHO is that guy?????
    WTF?
    He doesn’t even work for the Jaguars!!
    Why are we taking heat for some random dude now?
    And BTW — the Bucs are in FAR WORSE shape than the Jags are in terms of season tickets – why not go for their jugular??

  13. AlanSaysYo says: Jul 21, 2010 9:49 AM

    Can you imagine the futility of selling Jaguars tickets for a living? I’d be sauced all the time.

  14. whosthisguy says: Jul 21, 2010 9:55 AM

    You can also charge the Jags with impersonating a pro football team.

  15. purpleguy says: Jul 21, 2010 10:12 AM

    Move him to a lock-up in LA so he’ll be close to the team next year.

  16. jj jones says: Jul 21, 2010 10:14 AM

    “whosthisguy says:
    July 21, 2010 9:55 AM
    You can also charge the Jags with impersonating a pro football team.”
    You will also have to charge the Jets and Texans for losing at home last year to this fake team.

  17. CleanSlaton says: Jul 21, 2010 10:54 AM

    Justice is served.
    Cry about the teams you beat last year, Jags fans….it won’t keep your team in Jacksonville or put the last few games on TV.

  18. craigolney says: Jul 21, 2010 10:56 AM

    Awful…cant wait for the story about the Kansas City Chiefs janitor, who got a speeding ticket.
    To put stuff on here about front office employees and simple arrests has crossed a line. Nobody wants to hear about that type of gossip. You should apologize for this junk. And if not, you should put arrests of profootballtalk employees, families and associates. Keep it to football and not about the personal lives of a ticket sales person.

  19. Mike Daly says: Jul 21, 2010 11:03 AM

    CleanSlaton – wrong. Jacksonville’s more into the team than you think they are.

  20. jj jones says: Jul 21, 2010 11:05 AM

    “CleanSlaton says:
    July 21, 2010 10:54 AM
    Justice is served.
    Cry about the teams you beat last year, Jags fans….it won’t keep your team in Jacksonville or put the last few games on TV. ”
    Who is the one crying here?

  21. MoveMinnToLA says: Jul 21, 2010 11:06 AM

    Time to reset the “Days without an arrest” counter! Wait do Ticket Manager personal count?

  22. CleanSlaton says: Jul 21, 2010 11:23 AM

    MikeDaly,
    remind me of how much Jacksonville likes the Jags in a few years.
    Can Jacksonvillians not afford the game tickets? Do too many people go to church on Sundays to attend the games? Are there other, better things to do on Sunday? Is it a college football town? Why [according to Forbes] are the Jags the 28th most ‘valued’ team in the NFL [as in 'profitable']?
    Hmmm….I haven’t heard any of these questions asked by Jags fans regarding the IMMINENT move of the team elsewhere. It seems that genuine disinterest, or interest in other NFL teams in the same state–combined with the relative irrelevancy of the Jags–has landed the Jags in their present situation. Even your team president has said so.
    I understand your support of your team, however, the numbers are indicative of your team moving. If Jacksonville really cares about the Jags, they’ll do something to prevent the move. It sounds like you’re in denial.
    Either way, Schaub, Johnson, Daniels, Slaton, Walter, and Foster are gonna party in the endzone and send those Jags to LA with tears in their eyes.

  23. whosthisguy says: Jul 21, 2010 11:25 AM

    He should hire Troy Williamson as his lawyer. He can get the charges dropped. In fact, he can drop almost anything.

  24. kjk066 says: Jul 21, 2010 11:42 AM

    I lived in Jacksonville for 8 years they are by far
    the worst NFL city I have ever been in. It did not help that the Gators have been on a hell of a run, but the NFL is not there thing.

  25. GoJags436 says: Jul 21, 2010 11:46 AM

    @ CleanSlaton:
    Tell you what, brah. When your team actually BEATS ours – then talk smack. Until then, shut your piehole. How are the numbers indicative of the Jags leaving town? When the owner REPEATEDLY states that he’s not moving the franchise & his team is NOT FOR SALE. Does it have to be any more clear? How the Jags have always been about middle of the pack in attendance until just LAST SEASON. Not bad for the smallest market in the NFL. How we weren’t even the worst in the league in attendance last year, but nobody mentions the teams that were worse. In ’08, there were NO blackouts. Do Jag fans need to step up? Yep. Are there several other franchises with ticket sales issues? Yep. Hell, the Bengels needed an extension to get a PLAYOFF game blackout lifted last year. We’re not the only team that has this issue, but we’re the only team that gets talked about. Other teams have stadium issues that could lead to their relocation. The Jags don’t have those issues. Win some game & the crowds will be right back. You talk alot of smack for a guy who’s team lost to ours twice last year, tool.

  26. dafish says: Jul 21, 2010 11:56 AM

    CleanSlaton says:
    July 21, 2010 11:23 AM
    MikeDaly,
    remind me of how much Jacksonville likes the Jags in a few years.
    Can Jacksonvillians not afford the game tickets? Do too many people go to church on Sundays to attend the games? Are there other, better things to do on Sunday? Is it a college football town? Why [according to Forbes] are the Jags the 28th most ‘valued’ team in the NFL [as in 'profitable']?
    Hmmm….I haven’t heard any of these questions asked by Jags fans regarding the IMMINENT move of the team elsewhere. It seems that genuine disinterest, or interest in other NFL teams in the same state–combined with the relative irrelevancy of the Jags–has landed the Jags in their present situation. Even your team president has said so.
    I understand your support of your team, however, the numbers are indicative of your team moving. If Jacksonville really cares about the Jags, they’ll do something to prevent the move. It sounds like you’re in denial.
    Either way, Schaub, Johnson, Daniels, Slaton, Walter, and Foster are gonna party in the endzone and send those Jags to LA with tears in their eyes.
    ————————–
    For a guy whose city already lost a football team, you sure are mouthy.

  27. jj jones says: Jul 21, 2010 1:05 PM

    How can a Texans fan call a team “irrelevant”?
    Especially a team that swept Houston last year. The Jags are 4-2 against Houston the last three seasons and that includes the final game of the 2007 when the Jaguars rested all of their starters and gave the Texans a win just like the Patriots gave them a win at the end of last year.

  28. nowayla says: Jul 21, 2010 1:06 PM

    Jacksonville is a sports passionate town. We lead the Southern AA Baseball league in attendance, we put on the richest golf tournament in the world and we’re near the top in the Arena Football League. The problem is the population size not the passion. The NFL won’t leave Jax because they realize we’re growing and when we get past the economic downturn we’ll be on the rise agan as other cities decline. LA is a dump while Jacksonville will continue to enjoy our spaciousness and smog free air. As the 28th most valued team look to numbers 29 – 32 for move to LA. Also, compare Jax to number just south of 28 and you’ll see that we’re close despite our size. The Jaguars enjoy a terrific stadium that was build by the city. The fact that California is bankrupt and the privae esctor would have to shell out over $200 million to Jacksonvilel to break the lease is another barrier to exit. Jags stay in Jax get used to it left coast losers. NOWAYLA.COM

  29. harloeisdead says: Jul 21, 2010 5:06 PM

    Last team that moved due to attendance issues… go.
    … Sike, retard. Wanna talk stats? Enjoy living in the fattest city in America. Oh, and Slaton blows.

  30. bguertin800 says: Jul 21, 2010 11:13 PM

    I think it’s a disgrace to this blog that a personal news item about someone that’s not even on the field in the sport would make it to the “news”. If you knew Tom Patterson (which I do), you would know that he was indeed employed by the team, and he’s a fine man who made a mistake that should never have been made public.
    Tom is NOT, nor should ever have been, made a public figure simply because he was affiliated with a franchise in a challenged market like Jacksonville, and was involved in a minor offense that most of the people in this country should have been arrested for on their college campuses at least one time in their lives. Go pick on somebody else; you’ve already wounded one good man too many.

  31. Kegowhiskey says: Aug 22, 2010 6:26 AM

    To Nowayla: Good commercial! By any chance are you the mayor or Chambeer (pun intended) of Commerce director of Jacksonville?
    To bguertin800: Nice response. Maybe those with celebrity deserve to have their lives viewed under a microscope, but certainly not a “working guy” such as Mr. Patterson I hope to have friends like you in my corner!

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