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Liz Mullen

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

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Ndamukong Suh Signs With CAA's Jimmy Sexton For Representation

03 / 07 / 14

CAA Sports has signed Lions DT Ndamukong Suh for representation, and CAA NFL player agent Jimmy Sexton will represent him. Suh had been represented by Relativity Sports, but left that agency in January. There have been reports that Suh would be represented by Roc Nation Sports, which has a partn...

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03/16/11
NFL Players Allege Draft Is Illegal

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03/14/11
NFL Players Discuss CBA Talks

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03/10/11
NFLPA Still Wants More Financial Transparency

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03/03/11
Star QBs Agree To Be Antitrust Plaintiffs

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03/02/11
U.S. Rep To Hold Briefing On Lockout

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02/28/11
Agent Pat Dye Jr. Questioned By Police

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02/25/11
NFLPA's Smith Briefs Agents On Labor

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02/25/11
NFL Briefs Coaches, GMs At Combine

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02/23/11
Sources: Close Leaving CAA Sports

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Tags: Labor and Agents, Creative Artists Agency

02/23/11
NFLPA Cancels Meeting With Agents

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