Oakland is Suing the Raiders

Oakland has filed a lawsuit against the NFL and the Raiders over their relocation to Las Vegas in 2020, saying it’s illegal. Whose side are you on?

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The city of Oakland has filed a lawsuit against the National Football League and the Raiders franchise over its move to Las Vegas.

Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker said in a statement that the relocation to Las Vegas was “illegal” and “breached antitrust laws.” Parker claimed the Raiders and NFL had “brazenly violated federal antitrust law and the league’s own policies when they boycotted Oakland as a host city.”

The point of the lawsuit is to “recover damages resulting from the Raiders’ illegal move to Las Vegas, including lost revenue, money that Oakland taxpayers invested in the Raiders and other costs.”

“The Raiders’ illegal move lines the pockets of NFL owners and sticks Oakland, its residents, taxpayers and dedicated fans with the bill,” Parker argued.

According to Breitbart, the lawsuit raised questions about the Raiders’ future in 2019.

Owner Mark Davis told ESPN, “I personally want to play in Oakland. We have a completed lease sitting with the city council, that all they have to do is agree to it and we’re here next year.”

“Emotionally, I would say, why would I give them $3, $4 or $5 million in rent that they’re going to turn around and use to sue me?” Davis said. “But, at the same time, if they’ll have us, I can’t turn on the fans. I can’t do it. And this is terrible negotiating I’m doing now. I’m going to get killed. But that’s just the way I am. But, if in fact it does get ugly, and can’t be bridged, we do have options.”

Per Breitbart, NFL team owners approved the Raiders’ move from Oakland to Las Vegas by a 31-1 vote in March last year. The Raiders are set to relocate in 2020.

Whose side are you on? Read more about this Breitbart here.


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Oakland has filed a lawsuit against the NFL and the Raiders over their relocation to Las Vegas in 2020, saying it’s illegal. Whose side are you on?

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75% Raiders
25% Oakland
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70% Raiders
30% Oakland
Females
90% Raiders
10% Oakland

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