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

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Jerry Jones Asks Federal Court To Keep Him Off Witness Stand

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones asked a Dallas federal court to quash any attempt to call him as a witness in the ongoing Super Bowl ticket trial. U.S. District Judge Barbara Lynn reportedly told attorneys this week she was leaning toward calling Jones as a witness. It was apparently in response to th...

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Tags: SMT Conference

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SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Dismisses Seahawks Ticketing Suit

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