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The Boss Sounds Off On World Cup Biting Controversy

CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 07: Musician Bruce Springsteen performs onstage during USC Shoah Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 7, 2014 in Century City, California.
An off-duty Bruce Springsteen weighed in on sports, including the recent World Cup biting controversy, when he was caught on a Manhattan street by TMZ.

During the 87-second encounter, a sunglassed Springsteen said he'd been following the World Cup "a little bit" and wasn't aware of the incident in which Uruguay's Luis Suarez allegedly bit Italy's Giorgia Chielini on the shoulder.

"What are the rules about biting in the World Cup?" Springsteen asked. "There probably should be one. Biting has no place in sports."

Springsteen also said he was "a big fan of the (Miami) Heat and Pat Riley" but had no opinion on LeBron James' future. Asked when New Jersey was going to get another major sports team, besides the NHL's New Jersey Devils, Springsteen said that, "I always make a joke and say, 'Where do the (New York) Giants play? Where do the (New York) Jets play?" (Both, of course, play in East Rutherford, N.J. But don't expect Springsteen ever have ownership interest in a sports franchise. "Rock 'n' roll is hard enough," he told TMZ.

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