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Daniel Kaplan

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

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Are outspoken athletes making sponsors nervous?

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 24 / 17

Are brands uneasy with the more outspoken, socially conscious athlete? These athletes have been showered with applause from many quarters for the last few years as they’ve broken free of the decades-long reticence players long exhibited. But Adidas North America President Mark King sparked ...

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