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Ben Fischer

Ben Fischer

Ben Fischer covers the NFL and all other professional football news for Sports Business Journal. A journalist with a unique blend of experience in government, sports and business, Fischer wrote about the New York tech startup scene, the health care industry in Washington, D.C., and politics in Ohio before joining Sports Business Journal. BEATS: NFL, NFL clubs, sponsors, broadcasters; XFL, CFL.

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Forty Under 40: Richard Haddad

Weekly / Monday, June 27, 2022
As a Michigan native, Richard Haddad knows better than most how far the city of Detroit has fallen since its industrial heyday. That’s a big reason he takes so much pride in his role in moving the Pistons out of the suburbs and back to Detroit after...

Forty Under 40: Moon Javaid

Weekly / Monday, June 27, 2022
Nine years ago, Moon Javaid had just finished business school and joined the San Francisco 49ers as an analyst, a low-ranking position for someone in his 30s with an advanced degree and debt. But he didn’t stay there long. He started his way up the...

Sources: NFLPA begins search for De Smith's successor, taps search firm

Daily / Tuesday, June 21, 2022
The NFLPA started the formal process of finding a successor to longtime Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith, tapping the search firm Russell Reynolds Associates to help develop a list of candidates, sources said. Last October, Smith was narrowly re-elected without having to face an open field of challengers,...

Luck, McMahon settle XFL termination lawsuit

Closing Bell / Monday, June 20, 2022
Former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck and former league owner Vince McMahon have reached a settlement in their acrimonious legal battle over roughly $24M in compensation Luck said he was due after McMahon fired him in April '20. Terms are unknown. The settlement was referred to...

OneTeam Partners CEO Ahmad Nassar leaving company

Daily / Monday, June 20, 2022
OneTeam Partners founding CEO AHMAD NASSAR is leaving the company, he told staffers in an email sent Friday. The board has tapped Senior VP MALAIKA UNDERWOOD , a '21 SBJ “Forty Under 40” honoree , as interim CEO. The news comes as RedBird...

OneTeam Partners CEO Nassar leaving company

Closing Bell / Friday, June 17, 2022
OneTeam Partners founding CEO Ahmad Nassar is leaving the company, he told staffers in an email sent Friday. The board has tapped Senior VP Malaika Underwood , a '21 SBJ “ Forty Under 40 ” honoree, as interim CEO. The news comes as RedBird Capital Partners...

Washington state law could discourage Seahawks sale before ’24

Daily / Thursday, June 16, 2022
A little-known clause could mean a slow sale process for the Seahawks, should the Paul G. Allen Trust choose to sell the team. Under a provision to the '97 law funding construction of what’s now Lumen Field, the state of Washington is entitled to 10% of the...