Originally posted by @whodey
Not many may know this, but Trump started his own football league years ago to compete with the NFL. Trump then sued the NFL for being a monopoly. He won, but the courts only awarded him a dollar.
How does that work exactly? It is though the courts were acknowledging the fact that the NFL was a monopoly, but saying they will do nothing about it so screw you.
Is this justice?
Virtually this entire post is inaccurate. Trump didn't start the USFL and wasn't even one of its original owners. He brought the New Jersey Generals in 1984 after they had already played one season. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey_Generals
As for the lawsuit, it was not brought by Trump himself but by the USFL. A full description of the jury's verdict is here: http://www.nytimes.com/1986/07/30/sports/usfl-loses-in-antitrust-case-jury-assigns-just-1-in-damages.html
The short version is that the jury found that the NFL had violated one section of antitrust law but found that the USFL was not damaged by this violation and awarded nominal damages of $1 (the damages were tripled under antitrust law and interest was also awarded so the USFL pocketed $3.76). The USFL's own mismanagement and idiotic decision to go head to head against the NFL in the fall rather than stick with a spring schedule as originally intended and done for their first three seasons, doomed it. Needless to say one of the idiots who insisted on that suicidal course was Donald Trump:
1984 – As an investor in the United States Football League, Trump not only bought the New Jersey Generals franchise, but pushed the league hard to adopt a fall schedule and go head-to-head with the NFL. Trump also led an owners group in an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, seeking $1.7 billion. His group won the suit, but was only awarded $1, which was a death sentence for the league.