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Tod Leiweke Cites Relationship With Goodell As Reason For Move To Become NFL COO

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 27 / 15

The Lightning on Friday announced that CEO TOD LEIWEKE has resigned to become NFL COO. Lightning President STEVE GRIGGS has been named the team's CEO, reporting directly to Owner  JEFF VINIK . Leiweke has been a Lightning exec for the past five years and also has been involved with Strategi...

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