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SI Details Allegations Against NFL Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 17 / 17

The investigation into workplace misconduct by NFL Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson stems from “multiple occasions when Richardson’s conduct has triggered complaints -- for sexual harassment against female employees and for directing a racial slur at an African American employee.”...

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Facility Notes

In St. Louis, Jacob Parker notes the second phase of construction on the Cardinals' Ballpark Village, which will add "office, residential and retail spaces, officially kicked off on Thursday." There are "plans for a 297-unit apartment building, a 216-room hotel and the first new office building buil ...

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12/15/17
What Does Fox-Disney Deal Mean For Murdoch?

With 21st Century Fox' sale of several properties and assets to Disney, Fox Exec Chair Rupert Murdoch is "making a calculation about changing winds in the media industry, while doubling down on news and sports," according to Rabil & Flint of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The deal with Disney "le ...

Tags: Media, Fox, Walt Disney

12/15/17
U.S. Soccer Set To Revamp Role Of President

U.S. Soccer's BOD during a meeting in Toronto last Sunday "took some initial steps" toward revamping the "responsibilities of several positions," according to sources cited by Jeff Carlisle of ESPN.com. There was "consensus among the board members on some issues." Foremost among the changes is that ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

12/15/17
Group Pleased With Redskins Campaign

The alliance of American Indian activists behind the " elaborate spoof that refueled " the Redskins’ name debate see their campaign as a "major success," according to Samantha Pell of the WASHINGTON POST. Rebecca Nagle, one of the activists behind the campaign, said that one of the "biggest su ...

Tags: Franchises, Washington Redskins

12/15/17
Super Bowl LII Festivities Will Feature Zipline

Fans attending the festivities surrounding Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis will have the opportunity to "partake in a zipline that sends riders across the Mississippi River at heights of 100 feet," according to Nick Halter of the MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL BUSINESS JOURNAL. Canada-based Ziptrek Ecotour ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, NFL, Super Bowl

12/15/17
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SBJ In-Depth: Sponsorship & Marketing

SportsBusiness Journal assembles a round-table of sponsorship and marketing agency presidents to discuss trends in sports marketing, how are marketers taking advantage of more fan engagement on mobile, challenges that properties and agencies face in the coming year and what the future holds for spor ...

Tags: Classified Advertisements

12/15/17
Late Night Hosts Talk Disney-Fox Deal

CBS’ Stephen Colbert had fun with Disney’s $52.4B purchase price for certain Fox assets: “Coincidentally, that is how much it costs a family of four to go to Disney World.” Disney is not acquiring Fox Sports, the Fox network or Fox News, “which really is surprising, b ...

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Colts' Disappointing Season Hurting Local Retailers

The Colts are 3-11 this season, and the team's "habit of loss has brought a hushed sense of disappointment to local retailers" that carry Colts merchandise, according to Fatima Hussein of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Hussein notes "few people are buying, especially jerseys." Matt Hamlon, GM at Indian ...

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Disney-Fox A Counterattack On Tech Companies?

In N.Y., Brooks Barnes in a front-page piece writes Disney's acquisition of Fox assets would make the company a "colossus unlike anything Hollywood has ever seen" and is the "biggest counterattack from a traditional media company against the tech giants that have aggressively moved into the entertai ...

Tags: Walt Disney, Media

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