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More declarations filed in player’s lawsuit against NFL, NFLPA

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 13 / 17

T he NFL Players Association agreed that WilmerHale , the law firm that employs one of the neutral arbitrators in the NFL’s performance-enhancing substances policy, could continue to represent the NFL, NFL owners and league personnel un...

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