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Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin Criticize NFL's Media, Sponsor Policies In Skit

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman "took issue with several NFL policies" during his weekly media availability Tuesday, including the league's sponsorship stance and its "decision last week to fine teammate Marshawn Lynch $100,000" for not talking to the press, according to Bob Condotta of ...

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Sources: Kenseth To Drive For JGR

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Elway, Flutie Appear In New Dove Ads

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Drink Set To Include DiMaggio's Image

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Pippen Drops Holdout, Will Appear In "NBA 2K13"

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Lewis, Rudd Star In Ads Promoting "Madden"

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Nike Could Replace Umbro As England Kit Supplier

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Ferguson Cracks Down On Players' Comp Cars

Many of EPL club Manchester United's "millionaire superstars have been banned from accepting free luxury sports cars as part of a lifestyle crackdown from hardline manager Sir Alex Ferguson," according to Martin Rogers of YAHOO SPORTS. ManU recently completed "a lucrative sponsorship deal with ...

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Jerry Jones Raps In Papa John's Ad

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