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

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NFL Vows To Support Senate Bill On Criminal Justice Reform

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 16 / 17

The NFL will formally support the criminal justice reform bill championed by the top Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the latest sign the league will sign up for players' social justice causes in an effort to defuse the anthem controversy. The NFL will send a letter to th...

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SportsBusiness Journal: $2M boost for Smith’s union-funded trust

The NFLPA paid Executive Director DeMaurice Smith $2.5 million while the value of his union-funded trust rose $2 million to $8.3 million in the year ended Feb. 28, according to the labor group’s annual report filed with the Department of Labor. Those figures suggest a compensation package o ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA reports increase in revenue

The NFLPA rode big increases in payments from the NFL and video game company Electronic Arts to a 24 percent jump in licensing and merchandise revenue, to $167 million in the 12 months ended Feb. 28. The figures come from a SportsBusiness Journal analysis of the union’s recently filed annual r ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: WTC Buys Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Series

Ironman owner World Triathlon Corp. today announced that it has acquired the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon series. With the deal, WTC adds 29 annual running events, including seven outside the U.S., to its growing stable of participatory endurance properties. Terms are not known. Spokesper ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Jones’ career supplies plenty of stories

Al Michaels, the famed NBC Sports broadcaster, recalled the day in September 1995 when Jerry Jones would unveil Nike’s sponsorship of his Dallas Cowboys, dramatically bucking the NFL — which at the time had a national deal with Pro Line licensees Reebok, Champion, Starter, Logo Athletic ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Pash returns to role in NFL labor talks

League general counsel Jeff Pash said he would again play a leading part in the nascent labor negotiations between the NFL and the NFL Players Association, reprising the role he played in the last go-around. The NFL has already reached out to ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL considering open ticket platform

The NFL is likely to end its exclusive ticketing partnership with Ticketmaster when the contract ends next year, and instead embrace a new open platform model in which authenticated tickets are sold through a range of providers, league and team sources said. The open platform option would allow f ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bulls Win Best In Sports Social Media

What was the “kookiest” idea the Bulls' social media team had? That was telling longform stories on Snapchat with themes like murder mysteries and castles, said Bulls VP/Marketing & Communications Susan Goodenow. Such inventiveness won the Bulls the Best in Sports Social Media award ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: JPMorgan Chase Wins Sports Sponsor Of The Year

JPMorgan Chase five years ago would have been flattered just to be considered a top sponsor, said Frank Nakano, a Senior VP at the banking giant. That underscores just how much has changed in that time, as the bank won the Sports Sponsor of the Year award, beating out such heavyweights as Anheu ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Scales Back Celebration Penalties

The NFL today eased its widely-mocked ban on celebrations after touchdowns. Celebrations that mimic violence, are sexually suggestive and taunting are still banned, but ones that use the football as a prop are now allowed. Also, group celebrations and celebrating on the ground are now allowed. Comm ...

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL seeks to block discovery in suit

The NFL is again trying to block discovery in a lawsuit into what it knew about the health risks of concussions, seeking a stay in a New York state court. The NFL agreed to a roughly $1 billion concussion settlement without discovery. More than 150 players opted out of the settlement, but their i ...

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