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Tice Will Be Disciplined for Scalping

Thursday, April 7, 2005; Page D02

An NFL investigation into ticket scalping has found evidence that Minnesota Vikings Coach Mike Tice violated league policy.

Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, speaking at a news conference in Blaine, Minn., said he would discipline Tice for his handling of Super Bowl tickets, but did not specify when. Tagliabue said the discipline likely would include fines for reselling tickets, but no suspension.

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Tice was being investigated for heading up a ticket-scalping operation within the Vikings organization that included assistants and some players. Tice denied buying tickets from players since he took over as Vikings coach in 2002, but acknowledged last month that he resold some of his allotment of 12 Super Bowl tickets and had resold tickets as a Vikings assistant from 1996 to 2001.

Vikings spokesman Bob Hagan said Tice is out of the country on vacation and would not be commenting. . . .

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle agreed to probation and anger management and marriage counseling, settling a charge for allegedly hitting his wife in February.

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