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Sean Gilbert Lays Out Agenda For NFLPA Exec Dir Position, Including 18-Game Schedule

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 14

Former NFLer Sean Gilbert this morning outlined an ambitious agenda as part of his campaign for NFLPA Exec Dir, including agreeing to an 18-game regular season, while at the same time ripping apart the current CBA and shifting resources back to the players. Gilbert is running against incumbent DeMau...

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Team Presidents Talk Improving Fan Experience

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Pinehurst No. 2 Course Ready For Big Two Weeks

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X Games' First Year In Austin Brings Out 160,000

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Steelers' Art Rooney II Discusses NFL Hot Topics

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NSSA Inducts Rick Reilly, Marv Albert Into HOF

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