Monday, 2 September 2013

Will NFL Concussion Settlement Lead to League Expansion?

On Friday, I wrote an article on Forbes SportsMoney discussing one interesting way that the NFL might seek to pay off its concussion settlement -- by expanding.

In the article I note: "If the NFL can sell an expansion franchise for just $1.275 Billion — a reasonable amount in light of recent franchise sales — this amount would fully offset the cost to paying off the recent concussion settlement, even presuming a 40% tax on the franchise sale."

For those interested in learning why the NFL might go this route, as well as the historical link between legal settlements and expansion in sports, please see here.

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