Even as the NFL hopes to put the skeleton of the Meathead (Tice) Super Bowl scalping incident in the closet next to Janet Jackson's right boob, we're hearing that there's still plenty of reselling of Super Bowl seats at a significant premium above face value.
Some teams have placed tight restrictions on the ability of personnel to get tickets, requiring them to personally retrieve the tickets in Detroit. But there remains plenty of activity in connection with players lining up folks to buy the seats at a more-than-tidy profit.
We've heard that the going rate is $3,800 for two $500 seats in the "stuff the rag deep into the nostril and hold your head back" section.
As usual, players will buy the tickets at face value, resell them at a big profit, and pocket the difference without declaring the gain as income. And why should they worry? By all appearances, the IRS didn't come sniffing around Mike Tice after he denied then admitted to chronic scalping. If the feds aren't concerned about a guy who already has confessed to turning a profit that likely didn't show up on his 1040, why are they going to spend any time chasing guys who have yet to admit that they do it?