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Former Braves GM Banned For Life As MLB Delivers Harsh Punishment For Violations

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 22 / 17

MLB on Tuesday "dealt unprecedented punishment on the Braves, including a lifetime ban" on former GM John Coppolella, in a "lengthy list of sanctions handed down" for rules violations in the international free-agent market, according to O'Brien & Burns of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION. The Br...

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