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Rice Apologies For "Biggest Mistake" Of His Life, Calls Suspension Out Of His Control

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 14

Ravens RB Ray Rice today for the first time publicly commented on the two-game suspension the NFL gave him for his domestic violence arrest in February, calling it something he did not "have any control over." Rice said, "That’s higher authorities. That’s something that the courts, the N...

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BOND BUYER'S STADIUM & ARENA FINANCE CONFERENCE APRIL 27-29

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Tags: Classified Advertisements, Walt Disney

04/23/98
MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

Following last week''s endorsement deal with Links Direct, SI''s "Golf Plus" notes that Fuzzy Zoeller "completed the six-step program of image rehab: gaffe, denial, loss of endorsements, apology, reac

Tags: ESPN, Jacksonville Jaguars, MLB, Nike, San Diego Padres, Sports Illustrated, Walt Disney

04/23/98
FACILITY NOTES

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Tags: Boston Red Sox, Denver Broncos, Facilities, MLB, NHL, R J Reynolds

04/23/98
UNIV. OF MEMPHIS GAMBLES ON SPONSORSHIP, TAKES ANOTHER LOOK

The Univ. of Memphis, "reacting to criticism from some boosters, is reviewing the sponsorship" by a MS casino of a Tiger Clubs golf tournament, according to David Williams of the Memphis COMMERCIAL AP

04/23/98
NFL ARENA FOOTBALL? LEAGUE TALKS TO AFL ABOUT MARKETING PLAN

The NFL is talking to the AFL "about forming a marketing relationship that could eventually allow" NFL owners to buy AFL teams, according to Richard Sandomir of the N.Y. TIMES. NFL VP/Communications G

Tags: AFL, CFL, Kansas City Chiefs, Leagues and Governing Bodies, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

04/23/98
NFL DRAFT WRAP-UP: THIRD ROUND PICKS AND CONTRACT AGENTS

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Tags: IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

04/23/98
CANADA MAY ASK U.S. TO CUT TAX BREAKS TO NHL TEAMS

Canada may ask the U.S. to stop providing tax breaks for NHL teams "because the incentives may violate the North American free-trade agreement between" the U.S., Canada and Mexico, according to a repo

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NHL

04/23/98
ORLANDO & MINNESOTA PLACED ON WNBA MAP FOR '99 SEASON

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Orlando Magic, RDV Sports, WNBA

04/23/98
WORLD CUP TICKET SALES TIE-UP INTERNATIONAL PHONE LINES

Ticketing arrangements for the World Cup "descended into chaos" yesterday as a French hotline set up to sell 110,000 tickets was "swamped by tens of millions of phone calls," according to Harverson &

Tags: Events and Attractions

04/23/98
THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

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