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Liz Mullen

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

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Baseball unites on domestic violence

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 31 / 15

As the NFL grappled with the public furor over the Ray Rice knockout-punch videotape last September, MLB and the MLB Players Association began quietly working on a new, comprehensive domestic violence policy, though labor negotiations were not set to begin until 2016. “We were talking about...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Labor and Agents

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SportsBusiness Daily: Octagon's Baseball Unit Adds Three Agents

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SportsBusiness Daily: Drew Sheinman Joining IMG Licensing

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Gould signs top prospect

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SportsBusiness Journal: NBPA launches app for members

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SportsBusiness Journal: MLS, players try to agree on labor deal

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SportsBusiness Daily: Sean Morey Running For Top NFLPA Spot

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SportsBusiness Journal: Excel to rep QB Matt Ryan off the field

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SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Marketing Butler

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SportsBusiness Daily: Roc Nation Sports Adding More Clients, Agents

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPI Forms Partnership With Entrepreneur.com

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