49ers sue Santa Clara County over $30 million

The San Francisco 49ers have filed suit against Santa Clara County in an effort to secure $30 million the team says it was promised for the club’s new stadium project.

The Niners claim the county has reneged on its commitment, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, and requested and received a temporary restraining order, preventing the county from spending the money for other purposes until a hearing on Tuesday.

The money isn’t going to hold up the project one way or the other. The 49ers will eat the $30 million if they have to – but the county promised $40 million for the project and has delivered only $10 million. Obviously, the team would prefer the remaining balance to be in its bank account.

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