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Liz Mullen

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

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Todd France Re-Acquires Full Ownership Of Five Star Athlete Management From Pegula

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 19 / 14

NFL player agent Todd France has confirmed that he once again owns 100% of Five Star Athlete Management after prospective Bills Owner Terry Pegula divested his interest in the firm as part of his deal to acquire the team. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pegula had acquired Fra...

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03/31/14
SportsBusiness Journal: An agency is born, suddenly

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