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Daniel Kaplan

Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Few signs of stress for NFL biz

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 22 / 14

Despite strong words from some of its sponsors, the effect on the NFL’s bottom line from the domestic violence crisis engulfing the league has been minimal, and the league’s plans for one of its most visible annual initiatives remained on track last week. The league as of Thursday wa...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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