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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NFL Taps Paul Clement To Argue Case In Prescription Drug Lawsuit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 02 / 16

The NFL tapped noted appellate lawyer Paul Clement to argue its case Dec. 15 at the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a lawsuit brought by former players suing the league over alleged illegal prescription drug use. Clement, a former U.S. Solicitor General, has been the go-to appeal lawyer ...

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03/28/16
SportsBusiness Journal: League struggles over player safety

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03/28/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Vote extends suspension of blackout rule

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Pushes Back Against N.Y. Times

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SportsBusiness Daily: 49ers Using Biometric Patch For Players

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