It’s quite possible that the Oakland Raiders’ time in Northern California could be coming to an end following the 2018 NFL season.
The city of Oakland just filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the Raiders and the league’s 31 other teams, claiming the defendants violated federal antitrust laws.
“In voting to approve the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas and boycotting Oakland in the marketplace for hosting a football club, the NFL defendants violated federal antitrust laws. The Raiders’ move also violated the NFL’s own policies for team relocation,” the lawsuit read.
The lawsuit will not seek to prevent the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas or force the team to remain in Oakland. At issue is branding. The city is demanding that the Raiders’ name remain in Northern California.