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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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SportsBusiness Journal: Oakland, NFL still in talks

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Sets Stadium Proposal Deadline

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