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Rozelle Rule / NFL / Decision #238397

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 30, 1975
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(Studio) Minnesota judge rules that NFL's Rozelle Rule violates antitrust law. Team can't sign free agent without compensating ex-team.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Ex-pres. NFL (National Football League) Players Association, John Mackey, and 14 other players forced issue to court 1969 football game shown. Judge Earl Larson declares rule violates antitrust laws. NFL (National Football League) Commissioner Pete Rozelle testified earlier for rule. Rozelle disappointed at decision.
REPORTER: Ralph Johnfritz (WCCO-TV) Artist: Don Raymond

(Los Angeles, California) [MACKEY - believes it unfair that only gifted athletes are under Rozelle Rule. Corporation can't own the individual.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

(Minneapolis, Minnesota) [President Minnesota Vikings Max WINTER - describes adverse effects decision will cause.] NFL (National Football League) owners appeal.
REPORTER: Ralph Johnfritz

Dow, Harold;
Johnfritz, Ralph;
Mudd, Roger

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