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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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06/16/97
FRANCHISE NOTES

The Eagles have cut off season tickets for ''97 at 58,000, up 2,000 from a year ago and the most since ''83 (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 6/15)....In Minneapolis, Sid Hartman reported that gross revenues for

Tags: Franchises, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Minnesota Twins, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Philadelphia Eagles, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs

06/16/97
U.S. OPEN MARKETING NOTES: ODYSSEY PROFILED ON "POWER LUNCH"

Michael Magerman, the President of Odyssey/Tommy Armour Golf, was profiled by CNBC''s Greg Griffeth on Friday''s "Power Lunch." Owned by U.S. Industries, the two golf companies have $100M in combined

Tags: Acushnet, IMG, NBC, Nike, USGA

06/16/97
SPANO UNVEILS FOUR PLANS FOR NEW ISLANDERS ARENA COMPLEX

Islanders Owner John Spano unveiled four concepts Friday for a new arena complex on the current site of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, according to Ken Moritsugu of NEWSDAY. Costing $360-460M,

Tags: Facilities, HOK Sports, New York Islanders

06/16/97
L.A. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FAILS TO BACK COLISEUM FOR NFL

The L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce "failed" last week to approve a resolution backing the L.A. Memorial Coliseum as the "top choice" for the return of pro football to the area, according to Jodi Wilgor

Tags: Facilities, NFL

06/16/97
DURING BIG YANKEES SERIES, HUIZENGA TALKS TOUGH ON TEAM SALE

Marlins Owner Wayne Huizenga said Saturday that "he is disappointed with the team''s attendance this season and will consider selling the franchise if the crowds do not improve," according to Barry Ja

Tags: Miami Marlins, Florida Panthers, Franchises

06/16/97
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

Hollywood Park named MIKE MOONEY Dir of Publicity and DARREN ROGERS Assistant Dir of Publicity (Mult., 6/14). ...FRANK BUCHENROTH has been named Dir of Sponsor Programs for the NPSL (NPSL)....ROBERT K

Tags: CBS, NPSL, People and Pop Culture, SportsLine.com, Viacom

06/16/97
NHL TEAM MEDIA NEWS: MEDIA EXAMINES BLUES' NEW ROOKIE VOICE

Blues'' Dir of Marketing/PR Jim Woodcock "is prepared to take the heat" for signing Danny Kelly, 23, as the new radio voice of the Blues, according to Tom Wheatley in the ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Kell

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, NHL, Media, St. Louis Blues

06/13/97
FIRST DAY OF INTERLEAGUE PLAY HELPS EMPTY SEATS GO AWAY

MLB''s first day of interleague play saw four games, all played in AL parks. The following are attendance figures for the games, with comparisons to each home team''s season attendance average through

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

06/13/97
CHARLOTTE TELLS BRUTON SMITH COLISEUM NOT FOR SALE

After Charlotte Motor Speedway Owner Bruton Smith "upped his bid" for the Charlotte Coliseum to $45M on Wednesday, city leaders yesterday sent the "message" to Smith that the Coliseum is not for sale,

Tags: Facilities, New Orleans Pelicans

06/13/97
STADIUM NOTES

IN Gov. Frank O''Bannon has told Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith that "the state purse is now closed to more requests for a basketball arena." The Governor also said that "it''s time for the city

Tags: Facilities, Seattle Seahawks, Vulcan Ventures

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