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January 16, 1961


• More details emerged from yesterday's major team reorganization

• The major sticking point between the two sides was the AFL's anti-trust suit against the NFL which, if the AFL were to win, could get the league's owners upward of $10 million in a settlement

• The remaining owners—Ed McGah, Robert Osborne, and Wayne Valley—objected to the departing owners partaking of a settlement if they were no longer contributing to the legal costs of the action

• AFL commissioner Joe Foss said there were four groups, representing three different cities, that were interested in taking over the Raiders franchise if the current owners had been unable to come to an agreement

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