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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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08/05/02
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07/15/02
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07/01/02
Hawaii hires Frazier as AD

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07/01/02
Atlanta honors 1996 Olympics

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Olympics, Other News

06/24/02
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06/10/02
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05/27/02
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