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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NFL agents, firm seek bankruptcy protection

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 22 / 14

Longtime NFL agents Ethan Lock and Eric Metz and the company they own, football player representation firm LMM Sports Management, each filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month. The two agents and their company, which represents 30 NFL players, filed for Chapter 11 reorganizat...

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09/22/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Agents, firm seek bankruptcy protection

Longtime NFL agents Ethan Lock and Eric Metz and the company they own, football player representation firm LMM Sports Management, each filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month. The two agents and their company, which represents 30 NFL players, filed for Chapter 11 reorganizat ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

09/19/14
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On The Ground: Jenn Sterger: 'NFL Needs Education And Counseling'

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Tags: On The Ground

09/15/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Cornwell: League asked for all evidence

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09/15/14
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Tags: Labor and Agents

09/08/14
SportsBusiness Journal: DraftKings signs with Breeders’ Cup

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