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Liz Mullen

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

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Source: Relativity Sports Unaffected By Relativity Media Layoffs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 15

Relativity Sports' business operations are unaffected by layoffs at film and television studio Relativity Media, which owns a minority equity stake in the sports agency, a Relativity Sports source said today. Variety earlier today reported that Relativity Media issued layoff notices to 75 of it...

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02/02/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Ben Dogra Joins Relativity Sports

Relativity Sports has hired NFL agent Ben Dogra as co-CEO of its football division in a move that may establish the agency as the most powerful football player representation practice in the country. The hiring creates a football practice of more than 100 clients, including some of the biggest sta ...

02/02/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Sharp drop in underclassmen declaring

The number of college football underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft went down this year, reversing a five-year trend, and talent experts credit better education and a new NFL grading system for the drop. Seventy-four players were granted special eligibility for the NFL draft, down 24.5 perce ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/02/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Priority tightens draft class by design

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Tags: Labor and Agents

02/02/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Managing attention

V eteran agent Peter Schaffer will spend the next few months trying to prove to NFL clubs that one of his clients can come back from a broken leg and that another one didn’t kill his dog. Schaffer is the agent for Terrence Cody , who p ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

01/26/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Pereira, Trask to author books

Mike Pereira, former NFL vice president of officiating, and former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask have each signed deals with Triumph Books to write books about their careers in professional football. Mark Lepselter, president of Maxx Sports & Entertainment, who represents both Pereira and Tra ...

Tags: Media

01/26/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Tandem signs Wilkins

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Tags: Labor and Agents

01/26/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NFLPA election heats up

What’s the first thing Sean Gilbert will do if he is elected NFL Players Association executive director in March? “Call Roger,” Gilbert said. The second thing he will do, Gilbert said, is tell NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he is filing a collusion case against the league, ...

Tags: In-Depth, Super Bowl

01/25/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Mariota Picks Excel's Zucker For Marketing

Oregon QB and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota has chosen Excel Sports Management partner Alan Zucker to represent him for marketing work and all off-the-field endeavors. Zucker, who joined Excel as a partner in ’14, counts Broncos QB Peyton Manning and Giants QB Eli Manning a ...

01/22/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Charged NFL Agent Is MLBPA-Certified

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA Could Discipline Agent Vinnie Porter

The NFLPA is working to convene a meeting of its Committee on Agent Regulation & Discipline to review the federal charge against certified agent Vinnie Porter and decide what action, if any, to take. “We are scheduling that meeting as soon as practicable,” said NFLPA Dir of Secu ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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