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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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