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Liz Mullen

Staff writer Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing.

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Pereira, Trask to author books about their careers in football

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 26 / 15

Mike Pereira, former NFL vice president of officiating, and former Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask have each signed deals with Triumph Books to write books about their careers in professional football. Mark Lepselter, president of Maxx Sports & Entertainment, who represents both Pereira and Tra...

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