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Liz Mullen

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

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Baker Mayfield Picks Capital Sports Advisors As Agent For On-Field Contract Work

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 17 / 18

Oklahoma QB and Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield has signed with Capital Sports Advisors for representation in the upcoming NFL Draft. CSA's Jack and Tom Mills and Kevin Robinson will work with Mayfield. The move comes after his marketing agent , Lindsey Waterhouse of Waterhouse Hayes...

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