Roger Goodell testifies in Super Bowl seating trial

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the temporary seating fiasco at the 2011 Super Bowl was the NFL's responsibility.

Goodell's videotaped deposition was shown in court today during the trial brought by disgruntled ticket holders who paid for seats they never got to sit in at Super Bowl XLV.

Goodell testified it was the NFL's responsibility to put on the Super Bowl and meet certain standards.

The plaintiffs accuse the NFL and Jerry Jones of being driven by greed and obsessed with breaking the Super Bowl attendance record along with failing to install enough temporary seats to accommodate the masses.

Goodell testified he learned of the seating problem the week he arrived in North Texas and urged Stephen Jones, Jerry's son, to get it resolved and was under the impression it would be.

He also testified he was later advised by security not to meet with angry fans on game day out of concern for his safety.

When asked if the Jones family or the Cowboys should also bear responsibility, Goodell responded, "I'm not blaming others."

Jerry Jones is not a defendant in the lawsuit, even though his name has been mentioned on a daily basis. Jones is expected to testify in person at some point during the trial.

The case is being heard in a Dallas federal court and centers on the 1,200 temporary seats that were declared unsafe only hours before the big game in Arlington in 2011. Wednesday was the third day of testimony and the trial is expected to last about two weeks.

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