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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

"I just wanted to get everybody in a room and play that unbelievable scene from 'Good Will Hunting' when Robin Williams says, 'It's not your fault. It's not your fault.' These people did not screw up" – Author James Andrew Miller , on the recent layoffs at ESPN ( SLATE.com, 4/27 ). ...

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