Jets' hiring of brother of judge in New Jersey sports betting suit won't affect case for now

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NEWARK, New Jersey — The New York Jets have hired the brother of a judge considering New Jersey's efforts to allow sports betting, but that won't affect the case for now.

State Sen. Ray Lesniak and Monmouth Park Racetrack attorney Dennis Drazin (DRAY'-zihn) say they won't ask U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp to remove himself from the case after brother Marcel Shipp's hiring.

Marcel Shipp is a former NFL player who was hired by the Jets this week as a coach.

Michael Shipp has ruled against New Jersey in a lawsuit filed by the four pro sports leagues and the NCAA.

The case is to be heard by a federal appeals court in March.

Lesniak says the issue could be revisited if the appeals court sends the case back to Shipp.

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