Jan 31, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media at Rose Theater in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl 48: Million dollar prostitution ring busted by US government


Millions of people are planning on using the Super Bowl this weekend to have a good time and relax while watching the game. While most normal people are planning Super Bowl parties that include wings, beer and chip dips, some less than outstanding citizens in New York had a different idea of how to have a fun time for the Super Bowl.

According to Bloomberg, the United States government has arrested 11 managers of a million dollar prostitution ring that was using the Super Bowl to market to potential consumers. The ring was advertising a ‘Super Bowl Party Pack” that involved cocaine and prostitutes being packaged together and sold to clients who answered ads.

Per Bloomberg: 

The Manhattan-based ring sold “party pack” of cocaine and prostitutes, advertised via public access television, the Internet and text messages, and attracted clients from as far away as Texas, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said today. At least 11 of 18 managers of the ring have been arrested for their alleged roles in a “very sophisticated operation,” that appeared to have generated millions of dollars, he said.

It’s not as though this ring was flying under the radar either, as not only were they attaching their product to the biggest sporting event in the world, but they were also advertising through the internet, email, text message and even on public access television.

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