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The File uses public information requests, court filings, government data and reader-furnished material to go deeper into the stories that the sports world is talking about. The documents we post will help you ignore the spin and crowd noise and get right to the facts that matter. Our motto: The devil is always in the document.
Shaun Assael has worked as a writer at ESPN The Magazine since its launch in 1998. He is a member of ESPN's Enterprise Unit and the author of three books: "Wide Open," a chronicle of the 1996 NASCAR season, "Sex, Lies & Headlocks" (with Mike Mooneyham), the New York Times best-selling biography of Vince McMahon, and "Steroid Nation".
Paula Lavigne has worked as a computer-assisted reporting specialist and investigative reporter at ESPN since 2008. She is a member of ESPN's Enterprise Unit. Paula worked at various newspapers before joining ESPN, including The Dallas Morning News, The Des Moines Register and The Tacoma (Wash.) News Tribune.