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The road ahead for the NFL, and lessons for current, future executives

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 29 / 14

T he self-admitted mishandling of the Ray Rice situation by both the Baltimore Ravens and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been painful to observe for sports business professionals or, even closer to home, any father with daughters. It is reason...

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IMG World Congress of Sports 2011

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WCOS VIP dinner photos

ALL PHOTOS BY GORT PRODUCTIONS George Pyne of IMG Sports and Entertainment, tennis academy founder Nick Bollettieri, and tennis’ Mary Joe Fernandez and Brad Gilbert      Basketball’s Val Ackerman, a Champions honoree, with Joe Leccese (left) and Howa ...

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More scenes from the IMG World Congress of Sports 2011

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Concert a first for MMOD

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SBA nominees

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Company happy to leave content to promoters

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NBA talks lockout in boom times

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Daytona 500 notebook

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Cool response to Dallas

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Faces and Places

All around Super Bowl XLV KEVIN KOSKI / NFLPA NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (left) and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith at the NFL Players Pulse Aw ...

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