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Liz Mullen

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

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Election rules to get review

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 30 / 15

The NFL Players Association board of player representatives voted unanimously to form a committee to study the way in which the union’s executive director is elected, after an unusual election in which nine candidates ran for the job. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith was re-elected ...

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