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TV Timeout: Season Of Discontent

Published in On The Ground on 11 / 18 / 14

NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith said of the NFL’s decision to suspend Vikings RB Adrian Peterson for the rest of the season, “This is a league that can do better and when we are part of something that lacks process and when we are a part of something that lacks transparency and when ...

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