The NFL, which was already facing a potential antitrust lawsuit over the Super Bowl host committee’s decision to not include the NFL, could face a possible antitrust lawsuit from the league’s union.
Sources told Recode that the league was already considering filing a complaint against the committee over the decision.
NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith has previously said that the decision to include the Super Sunday games on ESPN was made “because they were going to be the best-funded game in the country.”
If the NFLPA files a lawsuit against the Super Sundays host committee, the league could be forced to choose between facing legal sanctions from the NFL and the NFL owners.
The league is currently in a “win-win” situation, as the owners can now move forward with their plans to host the game without facing antitrust concerns.
According to the NFL’s filing, the Super Week games would be scheduled for April 12, 2018, in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago and Tampa.
The game is scheduled to be broadcasted on Fox on Sunday, March 4.