With crowd focused on football, only a few boos for NJ Gov. Christie at NYC Super Bowl event

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: February 1, 2014 - 3:35 PM

NEW YORK — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been greeted with a scattering of boos and some cheers during a Super Bowl ceremony in New York City.

Christie didn't appear affected by the crowd's reaction during Saturday's ceremony in Times Square handing off the Super Bowl to next year's hosts in Glendale, Ariz.

The governor has been under fire after his top aides orchestrated traffic gridlock on the George Washington Bridge connecting New York and New Jersey as apparent political retribution.

Christie has denied knowledge of any plot.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also attended the handoff event.

Leaders of the New York-New Jersey Super Bowl organizing committee gave a platter to their Arizona counterparts.

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