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NFL current events could mean profound changes for sponsor relations

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 10 / 23 / 17

P resident Trump’s recent call to boycott the NFL triggered more than just defiant football players taking knees and outraging fans appalled at the players’ disrespect of the flag. Outside the media spotlight, something else has been g...

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NFL takes safe route this time

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When college coaches cash in

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