The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Monday on a bill that would effectively nullify a jury's decision clearing the way for the Raiders football team to move from Oakland to Los Angeles.
The bill, introduced by Sen. Dennis De Concini (D-Ariz.), would also specifically legalize the existing National Football League practice of sharing television, playoff and Super Bowl revenues. The section aimed at keeping the Raiders in Oakland empowers professional sports leagues to enforce restrictions on movement of franchises without being subject to antitrust liability. It would apply retroactively to the Raider case. The committee will also consider a bill introduced by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) that would prevent pro teams from leaving town unless they prove they cannot "survive as a profitable business." . . .
Wide receiver Renaldo Nehemiah, the record-setting hurdler, has recovered from a minor injury but thinks he may stay on the sidelines when San Francisco opens its exhibition season Saturday against the Raiders. "The coach wants me to make it through the preseason. He's out to protect me at this stage in my development," he said. Nehemiah will play sprinter Ralph Metcalf in a made-for-TV drama about the 1932 Olympics . . .