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

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In Letter To Media, Lawyer Argues Benson Being Manipulated

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 26 / 15

The lawyer for Tom Benson 's daughter and grandchildren sent an unsolicited letter to media members last night arguing the Saints and Pelicans Owner is being manipulated and his moves to strip his heirs of ownership of the teams are irrational. "Evidence suggests that Tom Benson, in a weakened...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Retirees Against Concussion Deal File Final Papers

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SportsBusiness Daily: Rockefeller Chides NFLPA At Hearing

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