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first time, that baseball’s exemption  was not valid for other team sports Ø Essentials of Sports Law , pg. 462
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23                                              Chapter 10:  Antitrust Law ESSENTIALS OF SPORTS LAW Antitrust and Professional Sports Ø Flood was traded to Philadelphia from  St. Louis and appealed to the MLB  Commissioner (Kuhn) to reject the  trade; the court cited  Federal Baseball  as precedent and ruled against Flood  Ø Decision affirmed that Major League  Baseball is the only                 professional sport                            with  an antitrust                     exemption Ø Essentials of Sports                        Law pg. 487
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24                                              Chapter 10:  Antitrust Law ESSENTIALS OF SPORTS LAW Antitrust and Professional Sports Ø Plaintiff proved that NFL player  restrictions (the draft, the “reserve  clause”, and the “option clause”)  were restraints of trade.  Ø the NFL modified                          its  draft to be less              restrictive as                                   a result Ø Essentials of                              Sports Law ,                                pg.  463
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25                                              Chapter 10:  Antitrust Law ESSENTIALS OF SPORTS LAW Antitrust and Professional Sports Ø Plaintiffs brought a class action  suit to challenge the draft,  reserve system, and  compensation practices Ø Court agreed and                                found  per se                    violations of the                       Sherman Act  Ø Essentials of Sports                  Law , pg. 465
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26                                              Chapter 10:  Antitrust Law ESSENTIALS OF SPORTS LAW Antitrust and Professional Sports Ø Mackey was the president of the  NFLPA Ø Plaintiff challenged the “Rozelle  Rule” (compensation by  Commissioner for free agents) on  antitrust grounds and won Ø NFLPA accordingly negotiated a  new CBA that replaced the  Rozelle Rule with the “Right of  First Refusal/Compensation  System”  Ø Essentials of Sports Law , pg. 491
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27                                              Chapter 10:  Antitrust Law ESSENTIALS OF SPORTS LAW Antitrust and Professional Sports 1.) The restraint on trade must primarily affect only the parties to the Collective Bargaining Agreement 2.) The issue must concern a
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