Professor Steven Bank spoke with the Austin-American Statesman
on Columbus Crew owner’s strike back at an Ohio lawsuit aimed at keeping the team from possibly moving to Austin. Bank comments that who actually owns the team is a central theme that could hold the most weight of any single issue in the case. “In some ways, it’s the fundamental issue in the case. It’s kind of getting at this question of: Are ownership rights a local thing in Columbus regulating locally, or (is Ohio) trying to really interfere with this sort of vast national network of people and investors and intangible rights?” Bank says.