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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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02/09/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA Suspends Porter's Certification

The NFLPA’s Committee on Agent Regulation & Discipline has suspended agent Vinnie Porter ’s certification to represent NFL players in contract talks with clubs, NFLPA Assistant Exec Dir of External Affairs George Atallah confirmed today. As previously reported, Porter, who represe ...

02/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents: Investing in Crunch

B DA Sports has formed a partnership with Crunch Fitness Franchise , and some of its star athlete clients, including Bulls center Joakim Noah , are investing in Crunch Fitness gyms across the country. “It’s an investment alignm ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Keeping grip on the first round

Just as baseball players go to the same few surgeons each year, first-round draft prospects seem to sign with the same few agents. The reason is simple, says Relativity Baseball CEO Mark Pieper. “You see the same surgeons over and over for Tommy John surgery,” said Pieper, who o ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

02/06/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NFLPA Sets Up Website For Exec Dir Candiadates

NFLPA President Eric Winston said the union will be setting up a website for candidates running for exec dir so they can distribute their platforms to all players prior to the election. Winston: "Under labor law, everybody has a right to be heard. The candidates who are running for executive directo ...

Tags: Labor and Agents, NFL

02/02/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Agent Ben Dogra To Join Relativity Sports

Dogra represented about 50 NFLers prior to leaving CAA 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 play ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

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

Brett Hundley of UCLA and P.J. Williams (below) of Florida State are among Priority’s signees. Photos by: GETTY IMAGES Priority Sports & Entertainment signed a smaller class ...

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 ...

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