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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Gus Calls for End to NFL Blackout Policy

February 7, 2012
Bilirakis Blog

Last week, Gus and several of his colleagues sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to amend its policy of blacking out games in the home market that have not sold out within 72 hours of kickoff.

A 1961 federal law requires broadcasters/networks to abide by the NFL's blackout policy. In the letter, Gus and his colleagues argue that the blackout rule should take into account additional factors, such as the size of stadiums and media markets.

Watch Gus discuss the letter on Bay News 9 here:

Read the letter here.