720 F.2d 772 (1983)
Plaintiffs applied for a professional football franchise. Defendant football league denied the expansion franchise. Arguing that they were fully qualified for entry into the league, plaintiffs filed suit, claiming antitrust violations. The district court rendered summary judgment to defendants.
The court affirmed because the league was not required under the Sherman Act,15 U.S.C.S. § 1 et seq., to permit entry by any qualified applicant. Plaintiffs did not succeed on their § 1 of the Sherman Act claim because they did not show actual or potential injury to competition resulting from the rejection of their application for a professional football franchise. The same analysis of the § 1 of the Sherman Act claim applied equally to plaintiffs'§ 2 of the Sherman Act claim.
The court affirmed because the league was not required to permit entry by any qualified applicant.
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