"My mom handled it all," San Francisco All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith said, echoing many 49ers and Ravens. "People have to understand the ticket thing, so we made it clear: Go through my mom."
Ravens cornerback Corey Graham set some ground rules for his tickets: Only people who came to his games all season.
"You have a lot of people that are going to want to come to the game because it's the Super Bowl," Graham said. "But if you haven't been supporting me throughout the year, going to the regular games when we were playing the Detroit Lions or the Cleveland Browns, then why would I want to bring you out here to come to a great place like New Orleans to see the Super Bowl on the greatest stage in the world?"
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