In February 2011, a federal suit was filed by tickets holders who were left without seats or with restricted views for the event, some of whom paid thousands of dollars for tickets for the game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Super Bowl XLV was held at Cowboys Stadium in in Arlington, Texas. The team and Jones were dropped from the suit in 2012.
Jones will be required to testify in person at the trial, according to PFT. He had previously resisted testifying in the case.
On Wednesday, jurors in the trial heard portions of an hour-long deposition by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, which was recorded in 2013.
Goodell took responsibility for the seating issues at Super Bowl XLV, saying the Cowboys were not at fault for fans being left without seats or in restricted view ones.
The NFL wanted to install 15,000 temporary seats for the game, but some of the seats were not completed in time. Some fans who were guaranteed seats had to stand during the game and others were delayed in their arrival inside the stadium.
Overall, about 3,200 fans were affected, including more than 400 who did not receive seats.
- Molly Geary and Scooby Axson