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Sen. Spector taking aim at NFL antitrust exemption

Updated: December 7, 2006, 11:47 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Maybe it was simply the rantings of a man in his final days as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee before Democrats officially take control of Congress. Or perhaps just a grandstand play by a guy whose Philadelphia-area constituents are caught in the middle of the ongoing battle between The NFL Network and Comcast Corp., the cable broadcasting giant.

Whatever his motivation, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., claimed at the end of a Thursday hearing that he will sponsor legislation to strip ...

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