US: Raiders could leave Oakland early if city files antitrust suit

The city of Oakland plans to file an antitrust suit against the NFL and the Raiders over the team’s move to Las Vegas.

The Raiders’ home opener is set for Monday night, but it looks like the city where they play will file suit against them before they take the field. And this could mean it is the last home opener in Oakland.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the city of Oakland is planning to file a multi-million dollar antitrust lawsuit against the NFL and the Raiders because of the team’s plan to leave for Las Vegas.

In response, a Coliseum official tells the Chronicle if the city does file the lawsuit, the team will likely go to Vegas a year early.

Councilman Noel Gallo is quoted as saying the lawsuit is expected to be filed and announced within the next few days, and could result in winning damages of US$500 million.

Full Content: San Francisco Chronicle

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