Jeff Ireland Interview of Dez Bryant Shows Ugly Side To NFL Business

April 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you listen to the National Football League—the league offices, owners, team spokesmen—football is a business. The ultimate goal is to create a winning (and entertaining) product for immediate sale to consumers—the fans.
Try to sneak hundreds of fully obstructed view seats into your stadium?
No hard feelings, just business
Not spending money on free agents?
Business in a tough economy.
Help create a law stealing retirement benefits from your employees?
The NFL and its franchise owners do a lot of things that might shock the common man.
Not wanting to bite the hand that feeds, ESPN doesn't typically run with these stories, nor do many other sports news outlets. The most attention the NFL's business practices get is usually from the Sports Business Journal (which more people should read).
Once in a while, an item presents itself holding broader appeal.
Recently, a business practice—more specifically a ...

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