The attorney general for the state of New York is investigating whether the NFL lockout violates state antitrust laws.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he’s launching the probe because ordinary workers could be affected by the lockout. The state of New York has already lost one source of revenue because of the lockout, as the Jets have decided to have their training camp at their facility in New Jersey, rather than the regular site at the State University of New York at Cortland.
Assistant Attorney General Richard L. Schwartz wrote a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell informing him of the investigation.
“The expected blow to the state’s economy will be tremendous,” Schwartz wrote, via the Buffalo News. “Many New York public and private institutions depend heavily on the NFL training camp and regular season games to generate revenue.”
The NFL issued a brief statement saying, “We will review the letter with our attorneys and then respond to the assistant attorney general.”