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NFL Players Inc. president Gordon to depart

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 25 / 14

Keith Gordon is leaving his position as president of NFL Players Inc., and the NFL Players Association is actively searching for a replacement to head the union’s licensing and marketing arm. Gordon, who has been president of NFLPI since August 2009, will remain in the position through the ...

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