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Liz Mullen

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

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VaynerSports gets off to quick start with NFL draft prospects

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 16 / 17

W hen entrepreneur and VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk dipped into the sports agent business last year by buying a small NFL player representation shop, he expected his first year to be a time to set the table for success down the road. &ld...

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