Sheriff Probed for Son's Super Bowl Pass

Al Lamberti in trouble for getting Super Bowl security credential for teen son

By Todd Wright
|  Friday, Feb 25, 2011  |  Updated 3:51 AM EDT
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Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti scored a touchdown for his 15-year-old son when he got the lad a credential for Super Bowl XLIV last year.

But the all-access pass was meant for Sheriff's deputies actually working security at the mega event held at Sun Life Stadium, not a teen enjoying the show.

Now Lamberti finds himself the target of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation, the South Florida Times reports.

The issue was brought to the attention of FDLE by the Broward State Attorney's Office.

According to his credential application, Lamberti's son, Nick, was going to help provide security for the Indianapolis Colts.

We wonder how Peyton Manning feels about having his blindside protected by a teenager and not an armed law enforcement officer. Maybe that's why he threw that game-ending interception to seal the win for the New Orleans Saints.

There were major concerns going into the Super Bowl that a potential terrorist attack could occur at Sun Life Stadium.

U.S. military and local law enforcement dropped a security net on the stadium that included BSO deputies, who provided security for the teams.

Lamberti thinks he did nothing wrong and told the Sun-Sentinel his son didn't even see any of the game.

"It was not a ticket,'' he said. "I was not sitting in a skybox with a bowl of popcorn.''

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