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Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin Criticize NFL's Media, Sponsor Policies In Skit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman "took issue with several NFL policies" during his weekly media availability Tuesday, including the league's sponsorship stance and its "decision last week to fine teammate Marshawn Lynch $100,000" for not talking to the press, according to Bob Condotta of ...

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Fired CSU AD "Didn't Work Well With Others"

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Fresno State AD Boeh Out After Nine Years

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NCAA Still Wants Clarity In O'Bannon Ruling

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Michigan State Could Set Record For Season Tix

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Conferences Look For Clarity In O'Bannon Ruling

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