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11-19-2012, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Epsilon View Post
No they haven't, both the courts and Congress have flatly refused to extend antitrust exemptions to other sports, with the exception of for the purposes of television (and a few years ago Congress was talking about revoking the NFL's antitrust exemption with regards to that), and baseball's no longer applies to any labor-related issues.

Professional sports organizations can get around the Sherman Act due to the Non-Statutory Labor Exemption, by having a negotiated CBA with the Players' Association.
Thanks Epsilon. I was confused about that part. Thanks for clarifying. That would explain why the NHLPA decertifying would expose the NHL to antitrust litigation.

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