Rod Scott of the Gainesville Police Department watches a replay during
the Alabama game. Scott, who works the sidelines at Gator home games,
said he had an earlier encounter with a ticket scalper outside the
Scott said he approached two men exchanging
money and tickets. The tickets seller had his back to Scott, but, when
the buyer saw Scott coming he said in a loud voice: "You're selling
these tickets for a dollar over their face value, right?"
The seller turned and looked at Scott.
"That's what I said," he answered.
The buyer grabbed the Gator tickets, stuffed a
few bills into the seller's hand, and quickly walked away. The
would-be scalper stood frozen, watching as his tickets vanish into the
crowd, Scott said.
"I was amazed that he didn't just tell the
guy he had changed his mind about selling the tickets," Scott said
with a laugh. (October 2, 1999)