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Sports figures, entities comment on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 06 / 15

■ NCAA: “The NCAA national office and our members are deeply committed to providing an inclusive environment for all our events. We are especially concerned about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees. We will work diligently to assure student-athletes comp...

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