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Roger Goodell leaning on Ford family

Updated: May 19, 2011, 5:25 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn't above seeking a little advice as the lockout approaches its 10th week with no end in sight.

Goodell said Thursday he leans on the Ford family, which owns the Detroit Lions, to draw on their labor relations experience in the automobile industry.

"I speak to them frequently to take their experience and whatever they can offer to help us," Goodell said on a conference call with Lions season ticket-holders.

William Clay Ford has owned ...

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