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Sports & Ethics: 'Something different is happening here'

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 06 / 15

T he former NFL player who oversees discipline for the league watched from the front table at an owners meeting late last year as the league’s approach toward handling player conduct took a long-awaited turn. One after another, owners went to the microphone to voice their feelings abou...

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