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To many, the NFL stands for the "No Fun League." And that certainly applies when it comes to Super Bowl XLVII and its associated legal liability waivers.
The NFL wants nothing to do with potential lawsuits related to Super Bowl Sunday, so league lawyers have slapped liability waivers onto just about everything. Same goes for other companies hoping to get in on some Super Bowl-related action.
Here's a look at three examples of superfluously worded Super Bowl liability waivers:
The NFL is a business entity first. And that is clearly evident when you look at all the steps the league took to protect itself from liability.
So should you avoid some of these Super Bowl festivities due to the waivers and legal forms you'll have to sign? That's up to you, though the chances of someone being injured at the NFL Experience or through a sweepstakes shouldn't be all that great. You'll just have to go into these events knowing that you're essentially on your own, legally speaking, once you sign off on that Super Bowl liability waiver.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.