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A battle is brewing

Paul KasprzakContributor IMay 29, 2010

According to Pro Football Talk, the Miami Dolphins apparantly hate the local media so much that they held Organized Team Activities over Memorial Day weekend.

Then I had realized something. That being there is a battle brewing between National Football League teams and the media.

The Buffalo Bills several years ago reduced the amount of time that the Buffalo media can view practices.

There are two different beliefs that will eventually result in a NFL team being sued by a local media outlet for access that will go all the way to the Supreme Court.

From the teams point of view they are a private business and being a private business they have the right to dictate when the media can have access.

On the other hand the NFL teams’ facilities reside on land owned by the government, which the teams lease. So, therefore private business laws do not really apply.

Then there is the media’s point of view from people like me as the Bills are of a grat public interest so therefore the media has the right to have acess to the team.

However, the Bills are forgetting one little technicallity. That being their facilities are government owned and therefore the constitution supersedes any private laws.

In the end, the smart thing for teams is to allow more access to practices and as no footage be taped.

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