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Buccaneers RB LEONARD FOURNETTE has "donated $100,000 to several charities supporting relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida." Fournette, who was born in New Orleans, said, “I went through Katrina. I want to use my platform to help out my city and everyone that’s around Louisiana" (, 9/3)....NBA free agent G J.J. REDICK is "donating $100,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank" in New Orleans (, 9/3).

NAMES: Former NFLer BOOMER ESIASON is making "an appearance on CBS' show 'Secret Celebrity Renovation'" on Friday. Esiason will "renovate the home of his former high school football coach," SAL CIAMPI, on Long Island. The show is hosted by NISCHELLE TURNER and features the "design team of home improvement contractor and television personality JASON CAMERON and interior designer SABRINA SOTO." Other celebrities performing renovations on the show include Suns G CHRIS PAUL (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 9/2)....Former NFLer AKBAR GBAJABIAMILA will be a second male co-host on CBS' "The Talk," and he is "just the man for the job" (N.Y. POST, 9/3).

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SBJ I Factor: Jed York

SBJ I Factor: Jed York, presented by Allied Sports SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. York is in his 17th year with the organization and his 12th as CEO. He is a two-time SBJ Forty Under 40 honoree as a member of the classes of 2012 and 2013. York talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about what he learned from growing up in the sports business, working in multiple departments at the team, the challenges of building Levi’s Stadium, and how his leadership style has evolved through the years. SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards, such as Forty Under 40, Game Changers and others.

SBJ Spotlight: Warner Bros. Discovery

CNBC media reporter Alex Sherman joins SBJ’s John Ourand to discuss Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming strategy. The two talk about the company’s interest in sports rights, with Sherman noting that the company is in a cost-cutting mode, which is one reason why it has not been active in media rights negotiations over the past several months.

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