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Liz Mullen

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

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Jenn Sterger: 'NFL Needs Education And Counseling'

Published in On The Ground on 09 / 15 / 14

Jenn Sterger, who cooperated with an NFL investigation into whether former quarterback Brett Favre sent her unwanted, sexually explicit texts while she was a New York Jets employee, said the NFL needs to change its procedures for investigating alleged misconduct against women. ...

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