Fox News says Congress may cause Super Bowl to be canceled

Monday December 15th, 2014

Fox News had an eye-catching report on its Fox & Friends morning show on Monday about how a soon-to-be-expiring bill could lead to the Super Bowl being canceled.

According to the cable news channel, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act allows insurance companies to receive help with claim payouts if they offer terrorism insurance to their clients, including sports leagues and venues.

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This bill could expire at the end of 2014, which Fox believes would cause the NFL to cancel the most-watched television broadcast of the year, and the cornerstone of the league's multi-billion dollar empire.

The NFL disagrees with the Fox News reading of the situation and has released a statement assuring everyone that there will indeed be a Super Bowl XLVIII. The game is scheduled to be played in Arizona in February.

Brendan Maloy

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