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December 9, 2008 1:30 PM

Recession Hits NFL

Even the NFL isn't immune from the recession.

The league said Tuesday it is cutting more than 10 percent of its headquarters staff in response to the downturn in the nation's economy.

The cuts were announced in a memo to league staff by commissioner Roger Goodell. The league is eliminating about 150 of its staff of 1,100 in New York, NFL Films in New Jersey and production facilities in Los Angeles.

Goodell said these were difficult and painful steps, but necessary in the current economic environment.

What does the NFL now have in common with the NBA, MLB and NASCAR? They've all been forced to announce layoffs.

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