Browns fan withdraws lockout lawsuit

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During a bad week in court for the NFL, there’s a sliver of good news.

Cleveland businessman Ken Lanci, who filed a lawsuit aimed at blocking the lockout as a violation of his Personal Seat License, has withdrawn the suit, according to Pat Galbincea of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

“We’ve decided to wait and see how the court rules on the appeal filed by the owners,” Lanci said.  “If and when the judge rules in favor of the owners, we will refile our case.”

We’ve got a feeling that Lanci won’t.  Instead, we’ve got a feeling that this was a convenient way to save face in the wake of filing a lawsuit that, in our assessment bordered on frivolous.

There’s no reason to withdraw the case pending appeal.  If the league loses the appeal, then the lawsuit could have been withdrawn.

Thus, this is likely the last we’ll hear from Mr. Lanci.

17 responses to “Browns fan withdraws lockout lawsuit

  1. I’m just glad this guy took some action on the fan’s behalf. Too bad he’s not a millionaire that can afford a long court case.

  2. You don’t know Mr. Lanci.
    He could do some serious damage.
    His point was/is valid.
    You best let sleeping dogs alone.
    This guy is sharp.
    I fed you this story to begin with off of a CPD write up.

  3. Now go away, your 15 minutes of purchased fame are over. Thanks for taking a stand for all the other rich guys that can afford season tickets. The rest of us average fans will watch it all unfold on tv. Go Browns.

  4. Browns fans remind me of a cult. Things are really, really bad, but this kool aid should do the trick.

  5. To the draft attendees:

    When Roger Goodell takes the stage on Thursday, I will be attempting to start a “Susan Nelson” chant as he is speaking. I’d appreciate it if you joined me.

    I will be the guy dressed like a cowboy with a mohawk.

  6. Ken Lanci is a local politician trying to become more visible to the public by getting some national attention. Nothing more than a cheap ploy to advance his career. He could care less about football.

  7. I own a SBL and pay $95 per game ticket. With a lockout, this equates to an inferior product come Fall. No practices, film study, all the work required to make the final product come Sundays in the Fall are not taking place. I feel i should only pay $70 a ticket. Who’s with me? Season ticket holders are being taken to the cleaners.

  8. This was a shameful attempt at self-promotion. I was actually hoping he would follow through with it, lose, and then have to pay the court costs and legal fees the NFL would have used to defend this ridiculous suit.

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