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Jed York Speaks Out On Protests, Says Owners Should Listen To, Learn From NFL Players

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 20 / 17

49ers CEO Jed York on Thursday emphasized that this week's NFL owners' meeting in N.Y. was meant to "focus on listening and learning rather than some sort of negotiation intended to get players to stand for the national anthem in exchange for something," according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com. York s...

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