Texans Owner Bob McNair Gave VP Mike Pence Tickets to Super Bowl 52
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Vice President Mike Pence made waves during the 2017 NFL season for leaving a game early because players demonstrated their opposition to racial injustice and police brutality, and he received those tickets, as well as tickets to the Super Bowl, as a gift.
According to Megan R. Wilson of The Hill, Pence’s most recent personal financial disclosure form revealed he received NFL tickets from oil magnate Forrest Lucas—who founded Lucas Oil, the company with naming rights for the Indianapolis Colts‘ stadium—and Super Bowl tickets from Houston Texans owner Bob McNair.
The Super Bowl tickets were valued at $15,000, while the tickets he received from Lucas for the October game between the Colts and San Francisco 49ers which he left were valued at $745. Pence left the contest after players knelt during the national anthem as a means of protesting the injustices in this country.
“The gifts do not violate ethics rules, as most gifts to the vice president are not subject to the federal gift ban,” Wilson wrote.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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May 16, 2018 at 03:05PM