Specter's inquiries put NFL's lucrative broadcast structure in play

Originally Published: February 1, 2008
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., thinks he can use the NFL's "antitrust exemption" as leverage to investigate the league's destruction of tapes turned over at the start of this season by New England as part of an investigation into alleged spying by the Patriots. Specter's surprise inquiry raises several questions. Here are some of those questions and their answers:

What is the significance of the NFL's destruction of the Patriots' tapes?

It sounds and appears worse than it is. It looks ...

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