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Liz Mullen

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

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NFL Players Inc. Moves Ride-Share Deal To Lyft; Players Can Use Social Media For Credits

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 26 / 17

NFL Players Inc. has formed a partnership with Lyft for the upcoming season, and the pact begins today. Financial details were not disclosed. Under the terms of the agreement, Lyft will not only provide rides for NFL players, but will assist them with future career and business opportunities, said N...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, NFL

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