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Lawmaker targets TV exemption

Updated: March 15, 2011, 10:36 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- A senior House Democrat on Monday sought to eliminate the NFL's antitrust exemption for broadcasting contracts, the opening salvo from Congress in response to owners' lockout of players in America's most popular sport.

"At a time when the economy is struggling and the NFL has chosen to lock out its players, it is particularly inappropriate to allow the league to benefit from a special antitrust exemption," said Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the top Democrat on the ...

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