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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 23 / 14

Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby : "The NFL expects between 15 and 25 percent of its retirees to come down with neurodegenerative diseases! … How is that not a headline? I'm dead serious." Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel : "Won't embarrass the player, but at MAC Media Day today had one tell...

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03/08/96
TAMPA DIALS 911 OVER BUCS DEAL -- WILL NFL ANSWER?

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Tags: Franchises, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

03/08/96
FRANCHISE NOTES

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Tags: LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, AEG, Arizona Diamondbacks, CFL, Colorado Rapids, Franchises, Houston Texans, Walt Disney

03/08/96
BEHRING, KING COUNTY OFFICIALS PUT POSITIVE SPIN ON MEETING

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Tags: Franchises, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

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Tags: Franchises, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

03/07/96
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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Franchises, NFL, NHL, Oakland Raiders, Palace Sports & Entertainment, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Lightning

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VIRGINIANS JOIN FOR BASEBALL; STADIUM GETS ON FAST TRACK

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