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John Ourand

John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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ESPN OK With Adam Schefter's Role With Pacific Pro Football League

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 17 / 17

ESPN said that NFL reporter Adam Schefter is not breaking company policy by participating in the new Pacific Pro Football league as part of the advisory board. An ESPN spokesperson described the board position as unpaid and ceremonial. ESPN emailed a statement to THE DAILY saying, “Ada...

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