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The Atlanta Falcons probably should pay property taxes, but whether that makes them guilty of fraud is another matter

October 21, 2017 Derek Helling A recently-filed lawsuit by several plaintiffs against the Fulton County (Georgia) Board of Tax Assessors again raises questions about whether close relationships between professional sport entertainment corporations are proper, but will probably fail to achieve much more than furthering that conversation. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, Fayetteville, Ga., attorney Wayne Kendall …

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Hamza Abdullah

The Birth of an NFL Career

Excerpt from Hamza Abdullah’s book, “Come Follow Me” “Scoot over!” “What?” “I said scoot over!” “Who are you?” “I’m Hamza Abdullah, who are you?” “I’m Madriga.” “Well Madrigal, why are you so close to me?” “Because there’s no room in here.” “Yes there is. Scoot over.” “I can’t, I’m squished.” “Squished?” “Yeah, someone’s on the …

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The business of college football has produced its own version of human trafficking

The business of college football has produced its own version of human trafficking

An Interview with Robert Green October 22, 2017 Derek Helling Every year, the passage of another college football season spans from August through January, and the economic machine keeps thousands of people in industries from foodservice to retail apparel busy. As with most businesses of this scale, there are stories of altruistic endeavors, along with …

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KC Royals Painted Rose Bush

The Kansas City Royals’ painted rose bushes

July 3, 2017 Derek Helling @dhellingsports The Kansas City Royals are a privately-owned business, and free to take sponsorship money from any individuals and/or organizations they choose. As a privately-owned business, they are also free to make statements of any kind on any matter they so choose. What the Royals, and other corporations like them, …

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George Andrie

To my dad, George Andrie on Father’s Day

  June 18, 2017 Mary Andrie Brooks @SalongirlMary To my Dad on Fathers Day, You retired from the NFL when Mom was pregnant with me.  I was your 5th child of seven, so I never saw you play. You were just Dad to me. You worked hard.  You provided for us.  You loved us, and …

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