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

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NFL owners increase debt limit to $250M

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 25 / 15

The NFL last week increased its team debt limit by 25 percent, or $50 million, to $250 million per club, only the second increase in 10 years in how much franchises can borrow. Owners unanimously approved the increase at their spring meeting in San Francisco. The move comes amid skyrocketing ...

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