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NFL Owners Discuss Playing Regular-Season Games In Mexico, Germany

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 22 / 15

A future regular-season game in Mexico or Germany "was discussed by NFL owners" during yesterday's spring meeting, according to Barry Wilner of the AP. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that both countries "reached out about hosting games." He added there is "renewed interest" among the owners. Wi...

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