Bill Would Give NFL Veto Power In Team Relocations

Law360, New York (January 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Hoping to keep more national football teams rooted in their cities, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.) has proposed a bill to exempt the National Football League from certain antitrust laws, giving it veto power on a franchise’s plan to relocate.

Under the Football Fairness Act of 2007, S. 249, football teams would need the NFL’s approval to pack up and move to another city. In giving the NFL such clout, the bill would exempt the organization from antitrust trust laws that forbid businesses from conspiring to stifle...
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