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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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06/05/12
NFLRA Disputes NFL's Take On Negotiations

The NFL Referees Association today issued a statement disputing the NFL's characterization of why talks for a new CBA broke down and saying that the NFL's contention that the NFLRA had threatened to strike was false. The NFL yesterday said the league locked out the 121 game referees and officials af ...

06/05/12
NFL Locks Out Refs After Mediated Talks Fail

The NFL yesterday locked out the NFL Referees Association members, after the union that represents 121 referees and officials made demands for more money at a session overseen by mediators from the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, according to NFL Senior VP/PR Greg Aiello . The NFL ann ...

05/29/12
NFL Agent Joe Panos Leaves Firm

Agent Joe Panos , who helped to recruit five first-round NFL Draft picks in the last two years for longtime NFL player rep firm Lock, Metz & Malinovic, has left the firm under amicable terms, Panos and Eric Metz said yesterday. Panos is being courted by a number of top NFL player agencie ...

05/25/12
New Campaign For I'll Have Another's Jockey

America’s Best Racing (ABR) is launching a marketing initiative around Mario Gutierrez, the jockey for Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another, which will include production of T-shirts, hand-held placards and cookies with the message “Uno Mas, Mario!” leading up to the Belm ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

05/25/12
FMCS To Oversee NFL Referee Talks

This morning, the FMCS announced that it has named FMCS Deputy Director  Scot Beckenbaugh  and Commissioner  Peter Donatello  to assist the NFL and the NFLRA in their negotiations for a new CBA. The current CBA for the 121 referees and officials who officiate NFL games expires on ...

05/24/12
ABR Ramps Up Marketing Of Jockey Gutierrez

America’s Best Racing (ABR) will be launching a marketing initiative around Mario Gutierrez , the jockey for Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another, which will include production of T-shirts, hand-held placards and cookies with the message, “Uno Mas, Mario!” leading up to ...

05/23/12
Kessler Says NFLPA Has Evidence Of NFL Collusion

With the NFLPA suing the NFL for collusion earlier today  in U.S. Court in Minnesota, NFLPA outside counsel  Jeffrey Kessler today said that the union found out about the alleged collusion after reading media reports in which league officials "started to spill their guts" to the med ...

05/23/12
NFL Refs Ask League To Agree To Mediation

The Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service has been asked to participate in the ongoing labor talks between the NFL Referees Association and the NFL for a new CBA, NFLRA General Counsel Michael Arnold confirmed last night. Arnold said that the referees' union, which represents 121 NFL game ref ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

05/16/12
NHL Tells Union It Wants CBA Changes

The NHL provided written notice to the NHLPA that it intends to change and/or end the current CBA, an NHLPA spokesperson confirmed. The CBA, which expires on Sept. 15, requires that either the NHL or the union send notice to the other 120 days before the agreement ends. Friday is 120 days out f ...

05/14/12
NHLPA Would Fight If Owners Roll Back Player Revenue

NHLPA Special Counsel Steve Fehr acknowledged industry speculation that NHL owners may try to roll back the players’ share of revenues in negotiations for a new CBA this summer, but indicated players would fight such a move. Fehr filled in for his brother, NHLPA Exec Dir Donald Fehr, dur ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

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