Creditors back Dodgers

Updated: December 21, 2011, 1:08 PM ET
Associated Press

DOVER, Del. -- Creditors of the Los Angeles Dodgers are joining the team in urging a federal district judge not to halt implementation of a bankruptcy court order authorizing the Dodgers to begin a process for selling television rights to future games.

In a filing Wednesday, the committee said there's no guarantee that a sale of the team without the TV rights will result in Dodgers creditors being paid in full.

The committee noted that the Dodgers face several unreconciled claims, including a lawsuit filed on behalf of a San Francisco Giants fan who is represented on the creditors committee and was critically injured in an assault outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day.

Fox is challenging the proposed media rights sale, saying it violates the company's rights under an existing contract with the Dodgers.


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