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

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Octagon hires trio of former NFLers to replenish division

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 14 / 14

Octagon has hired three former NFL players — All-Pro center Jeremy Newberry, defensive tackle John Thornton and cornerback and club scout Charles Fisher — as it reignites its NFL player representation division.  Fi...

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