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Goodell speaks to media; additional hiring part of NFL’s expected changes

Published in On The Ground on 09 / 19 / 14

The NFL next week plans to announce a high-profile female hire, the second such hiring in as many weeks as the league looks to add more gender diversity in the wake of the domestic violence scandal that has roiled the league in the last two weeks. The development comes after Roger Goodell’s...

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