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Despite ticket, Hopkins' Pietramala won't attend Super Bowl

Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala has often been a guest of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, attending games while standing on the sideline at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

With the Patriots slated to meet the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Sunday, Pietramala has a ticket to the contest -- but will not attend.

“I have a ticket, I have a hotel room with the Pats and I’m not going,” Pietramala said Friday morning. “I can’t. Just too much here. They’ve been very kind and very generous. I made a plane reservation, but just based on what I have here, I can’t neglect my duties here. So I will be watching with my Pats sweatshirt and hat on, but I won’t be there at the game.”

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