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

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More Than 9,100 Former NFLers Inquire About Concussion Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 20 / 16

More than 9,100 former NFL players have inquired about registering for the pending concussion settlement, class co-counsel  Chris Seeger  wrote in a letter sent to retirees. The up-to-$1B settlement was approved in April by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which on June 9 rejected an ap...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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SportsBusiness Journal: EA’s licensing checks remain small

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06/05/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Owners Want Equal Partners In L.A.

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Calls Special Meeting On L.A.

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Shoots Down New Zealand Report

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SportsBusiness Journal: Hopes dampen ahead of San Diego meeting

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Tags: Franchises

06/01/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Wozniacki signs with Lavazza

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05/25/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL owners increase debt limit to $250M

The NFL last week increased its team debt limit by 25 percent, or $50 million, to $250 million per club, only the second increase in 10 years in how much franchises can borrow. Owners unanimously approved the increase at their spring meeting in San Francisco. The move comes amid skyrocketing ...

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