New Jersey To Grill Sports Leaders

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Politicians in New Jersey are set to get depositions from the country's major sports leagues regarding their opposition to the Garden State's sports betting law, which makes it legal for punters to place sports bets on teams and events occurring outside state lines.

The depositions involve league commissioners from the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which could take up to four hours each. League officials would be forced to justify their stance that sports betting would cause harm to the "integrity of the leagues."

The proposal has reportedly been filed but not yet accepted by a state court. Potential subjects of testimony would include historical documentation, business reports, and various studies.

Any documents for the process would have to be submitted for review by October 29th, with testimony to be completed by November 19th.