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Christopher Johnson Details Responsibilities In Overseeing NFL Jets, Gives Optimistic Outlook

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 21 / 17

NFL Jets Chair & CEO Christopher Johnson yesterday said that he will "make all football decisions" while his brother, Jets Owner Woody Johnson, "serves a four-year term as the U.S. ambassador" to the U.K., according to George Willis of the N.Y. POST. Those decisions will "include whether to reta...

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Thunder Tix Not Seeing Boost From George

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West Discusses Leaving Warriors For Clippers

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Marlins Sale Could Mean $65M Payout For Public

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NBA Investigating Pacers' Claim Of Lakers Tampering

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