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Kogod in the Media/July 2010

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Kogod Alum Mark Murphy Negotiates NFL Proposal
The NFL is currently in talks over the prospect of replacing two preseason games with two end of the season games.  Many fans support the proposal because they pay regular season prices for the preseason games.  However, this idea comes at a heavy price for the players themselves.

USA Today interviewed Mark Murphy, who received his MBA from AU while playing for the Redskins, concerning the proposal.  Murphy approaches the situation from both the perspectives of the players as well as the management.  Currently the Green Bay Packers president and a member of the labor negotiations team, Murphy understands the impact of this decision upon the players.  Players argue that additional regular season games will have adverse effects upon their health.  Murphy asserts, "Player safety and injuries are an issue, whether we play 16 regular-season games or 18." Ideally, Mark Murphy aims to compromise with the players to create a deal that will "work with the players to grow the game and grow revenues." View full article (06/23/10)

Mark Murphy spoke at the Kogod sponsored Alan Meltzer CEO Leadership Speaker Series in March 2009.