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CLEVELAND (AP) – A Cleveland Browns fan has sued the National Football league and its teams over the player lockout, claiming it amounts to a breach of his contract to buy tickets through his personal seat license.

Ken Lanci, a self-made millionaire who ran unsuccessfully last year for the top county government job in Cleveland, filed the lawsuit Thursday in Cuyahoga  County Common Pleas Court.

The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $25,000 from the Browns on both breach of contract and bad faith counts and more than $25,000 from the league and its teams for alleged contract interference.

Neal Gulkis, a Browns spokesman, and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told The Plain Dealer newspaper they would have no immediate comment. Messages seeking comment were left for them Friday by The Associated Press.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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