Professor Wright Comments on Antitrust Lawsuits in Football

A call by member of the U.S. House of Representatives to hold Congressional hearings into whether the NFL's new agreement with the players union violates laws against monopolies prompted a news article that included comments by Professor Joshua Wright.

NFL antitrust hearings being pushed by Higgins, Buffalo News, April 16, 2006. By Douglas Turner.

Successful antitrust lawsuits have given the football players union strong leverage over the league, Joshua D. Wright, law professor at George Mason University, said .

"Players' actions giving them free agency and increased shares of team proceeds have been the force behind all NFL collective bargaining agreements, said Wright, an antitrust specialist."

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