NFL To Judge: Don’t Unseal TV Contract Case Info

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MINNEAPOLIS – The NFL has asked the federal judge who ruled in favor of the NFL Players’ Association on a TV revenue dispute to deny the union’s request to release information from the case that the league wants kept confidential. The league filed its response Wednesday.

Two weeks ago, U.S. District Court Judge David Doty ruled the NFL illegally secured $4 billion from TV contracts for 2011, money the players contend was arranged to fund a lockout.

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A week ago, the union requested that all exhibits, testimony and transcripts be unsealed. League lawyers, however, argue that the court’s previous denial of a local newspaper’s request to unseal all the documents should apply to the union’s request as well.