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In a move that shows there is still some greed in the league, the NFL wants music artists to pay for the honor of being the Super Bowl halftime entertainment. Cleveland chooses a starting QB and the Bengals O-Line wants to "finish".

TJ Root

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NFL to Coldplay: Pay to Play the Super Bowl - WSJ

The National Football League doesn't usually pay the act that performs at halftime during the Super Bowl. But in a twist this year, the league has asked artists under consideration for the high-profile gig to pay to play, according to people familiar with the matter. The NFL has narrowed down the list of potential performers for the 2015 Super Bowl to three candidates: Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay, these people said.