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NFLPA sets up safe rides program

Updated: September 4, 2013, 1:03 PM ET
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The NFL Players Association has set up a system to provide safe rides for its members.

The agreement with Uber Technologies allows players to use smartphone technology to connect to reliable drivers. In a statement released Wednesday, the union says the partnership "underscores the NFLPA's ongoing commitment to ensuring its members have access to safe, discreet and professional transportation when they need it."

Beginning this month, NFL players will be able to summon a ride ...

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