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NFL team sues 72 year old grandmother/lifelong fan for breaking her season ticket contract due to financial hardship. They sued her for $66,364.

 
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NFL team sues 72 year old grandmother/lifelong fan for breaking her season ticket contract due to financial hardship. They sued her for $66,364.
[link to www.washingtonpost.com]

It would be hard to find a more loyal fan of the Washington Redskins than real estate agent Pat Hill. She's had season tickets since the early 1960s, when her daughter danced in the halftime shows at the old D.C. Stadium, before it was renamed in memory of Robert F. Kennedy.

In the hallway of her modest home south of Alexandria, the 72-year-old grandmother points out the burgundy-and-gold Redskins hook rug she made. In her bedroom, she shows off the pennants from two Redskins Super Bowl games she attended, and she opens a music box on her dresser that plays "Hail to the Redskins."

Now, Hill says, her beloved Redskins are forcing her into bankruptcy.

Last year, Hill's real estate sales were hit hard by the housing market crash, and she told the team that she could no longer afford her $5,300-a-year contract for two loge seats behind the end zone. Hill said she asked the Redskins to waive her contract for a year or two.

The sales office declined.

On Oct. 8, the Redskins sued Hill in Prince George's County Circuit Court for backing out of a 10-year ticket-renewal agreement after the first year. The team sought payment for every season through 2017, plus interest, attorneys' fees and court costs.

Hill couldn't afford a lawyer. She did not fight the lawsuit or even respond to it because, she said, she believes that the Bible says that it is morally wrong not to pay your debts. The team won a default judgment of $66,364.

"It really breaks my heart," Hill said, her voice cracking as the tears well and spill. "I don't even believe in bankruptcy.

"We are supposed to pay our bills. I ain't trying to get out of anything."

Hill is one of 125 season ticket holders who asked to be released from multiyear contracts and were sued by the Redskins in the past five years. The Washington Post interviewed about two dozen of them. Most said that they were victims of the economic downturn, having lost a job or experiencing some other financial hardship.
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Re: NFL team sues 72 year old grandmother/lifelong fan for breaking her season ticket contract due to financial hardship. They sued her for $66,364.
Sorry Maximus,
She shouldn't have bought something she could not pay for. People who live beyond their means get what they deserve.

Season tickets=useless

I would have felt sorry for her if she was buying food and clothes or even a car, but football tickets
Give me a break

Now she thinks everyone will feel sorry for her and send her money.
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Sorry Maximus,
She shouldn't have bought something she could not pay for. People who live beyond their means get what they deserve.

Season tickets=useless

I would have felt sorry for her if she was buying food and clothes or even a car, but football tickets
Give me a break

Now she thinks everyone will feel sorry for her and send her money.
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Indeed!
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These people deserve to get sued for being suckers.
The NFL is overpriced and overrated.
Watch it online for free.
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Football & sports in general suck, I hope no one goes to thier games, and they have to go work for a living.
Land of the Fee, Home of the Slave
..but I'm still right here, giving blood, keeping faith, and I'm still right here.

If at first you dont succeed...just keep suckin'

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i get bootleg UFC over the internets :)
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I would have felt sorry for her if she was buying food and clothes or even a car, but football tickets
Give me a break

Now she thinks everyone will feel sorry for her and send her money.
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Just goes to show the premium people place on LEISURE time.
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She was wrong.

$66,364 wrong? No matter what the deal was, that is ridiculous. I am not a big sports fan, but I can't imagine tickets costing that much if you bought them individually.

Just seems like both parties are wrong here.
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She was wrong.

$66,364 wrong? No matter what the deal was, that is ridiculous. I am not a big sports fan, but I can't imagine tickets costing that much if you bought them individually.

Just seems like both parties are wrong here.
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Pro sports have been taken over by the Oligarchy. The price of season tickets is absurd.
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Sorry Maximus,
She shouldn't have bought something she could not pay for. People who live beyond their means get what they deserve.

Season tickets=useless

I would have felt sorry for her if she was buying food and clothes or even a car, but football tickets
Give me a break

Now she thinks everyone will feel sorry for her and send her money.
 Quoting: <<<FOCUS>>>

i actually agree with that. a 10 year contract valued at 56,000 total is a serious fucking thing to take on.
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Just goes to show the premium people place on LEISURE time.
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TBH most of the economy is based on leisure and if people didn't have leisure time life would be just going to work feed ones self and have a roof over your head. Without some leisure time we'd be drones.

Of course everything in moderation.
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Why couldn't she just sell the contract and transfer it to the new party? Surely there are a few wealthy Redskins fans OR a corporation or two that would be interested.

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Just goes to show the premium people place on LEISURE time.


TBH most of the economy is based on leisure and if people didn't have leisure time life would be just going to work feed ones self and have a roof over your head. Without some leisure time we'd be drones.

Of course everything in moderation.
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Well, yeah for sure. But $66,364 is more than LOTS of people make a year.....
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I would have felt sorry for her if she was buying food and clothes or even a car, but football tickets
Give me a break

Now she thinks everyone will feel sorry for her and send her money.



Just goes to show the premium people place on LEISURE time.
 Quoting: MarkusMaximus

Absolutely.

Sports nuts amaze me. I like watching a game now and then (GO TITANS!) but even if I had the money to blow I wouldn't shell out all that cash for season tickets, What a waste and the only thing to show for it would be so you could say you were there. Sportos are the way they are because they think it makes them more interesting to other people (other sportos)
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Absolutely.

Sports nuts amaze me. I like watching a game now and then (GO TITANS!) but even if I had the money to blow I wouldn't shell out all that cash for season tickets, What a waste and the only thing to show for it would be so you could say you were there. Sportos are the way they are because they think it makes them more interesting to other people (other sportos)
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Indeed, like i said everything in moderation.
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Give Her a BAIL OUT.... She has to Know OBAMA she is in Washington, hell everyone knows OBAMA. This statement is just as crazy as going after her for the tickets. Like they will not be able to sell the tickets to someone else.

Our World is upside down, now they need to foreclosure on her home, and put her on the New Health Care Program that is good enought for us but not good enought for Congress.
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I don't give a shit, because she can't pay her season ticket. business is business regardless if she is a lifelong fan.
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Sportos are the way they are because they think it makes them more interesting to other people (other sportos)
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Sportards!!!!
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True she should not have bought something she had no money for. But suing her is stupid. You cannot ring turnip juice out of dirt and rocks.
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I don't give a shit, because she can't pay her season ticket. business is business regardless if she is a lifelong fan.
 Quoting: user183

If you lose your job and can no longer pay your bills and men come to your house to repossess everything I wont give a shit about you ever. Business is Business. Good luck with your miserable life I have a feeling you will need it.


Oh and I curse the Washington Redskins. They will have a really bad season. Aint Karma a bitch?





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