NJ Racing Group Tells 3rd Circ. Leagues Hypocrites On Betting

By Joshua Alston (January 15, 2015, 5:56 PM EST) -- A New Jersey horsemen's group on Wednesday slammed the National Football League and other sports leagues in a brief submitted to the Third Circuit, arguing the sports leagues are hypocritical for blocking the state's efforts to legalize sports betting while profiting from similar activities.

The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Inc. told the Third Circuit that a lower court erred in granting an injunction to the NFL, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Collegiate Athletic Association, thereby blocking the state from implementing S-2460, a bill repealing New Jersey's prohibition against sports betting.

The leagues have argued...

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