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NFL: Super Bowl prices to double

on September 18, 2013 11:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl fans can prepare to pay double for the best seats.

The NFL expects the most expensive tickets for its championship game will be about $2,600 each for 9,000 premium seats for the Feb. 2 game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

That’s more than twice the $1,250 cost for similar tickets at last season’s Super Bowl in New Orleans.

• FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta has lost linebacker Sean Weatherspoon for at least eight weeks and running back Steven Jackson will miss the Falcons’ next game — and maybe more.

• NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak said running back Shonn Greene had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

Munchak announced Tuesday night on his weekly radio show that Greene had surgery Monday.

Pelini apologizes for profane rant

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said Tuesday he doesn’t know if he’ll be disciplined for his profane rant about Cornhuskers fans two years ago, adding that he expects most will continue to support him. An audio of Pelini’s tirade leaked to the website Deadspin has Big Red fans buzzing.

Pelini issued an apology in a statement Monday night and reiterated it during the Big Ten coaches’ teleconference on Tuesday.

• COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward says defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney and Chaz Sutton will be day to day because of foot injuries for the rest of the season, but neither is expected to miss games.

• MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Jerry Kill returned to his normal game-week routine three days after his latest epileptic seizure caused him to miss the second half of a win over Western Illinois.

Kill declined to speak about his health at his usual Tuesday news conference.

• NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Suspended Vanderbilt receiver Chris Boyd was dismissed from the football team following his conditional guilty plea for his role in attempting to cover up the rape of an unconscious student.

Vanderbilt announced the decision Tuesday after athletic administrators and coach James Franklin reviewed information in the case from the Sept. 13 hearing where Boyd agreed to a plea deal lowering a felony to a misdemeanor.

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