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Liverpool, Premier League Agree To Pay Compensation For 13-Year-Old Player

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 22 / 17

The Liverpool tapping-up scandal was "finally resolved on Wednesday after the club and Premier League agreed to pay the school fees and compensation of the 13-year-old victim," according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. More than a year after...

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