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

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Tod Leiweke Says NFL Owners Likely Voting On Raiders Next Week, Discusses Other Issues

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NFL owners are likely to vote next week on whether to allow the Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas, NFL COO Tod Leiweke confirmed to the Leaders SportsBusiness Summit this morning. Leiweke: “Yeah, I think we could very well be there, but only time will tell." Asked whether Las Vega...

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