Uber Inks Its First Sports Deal, Partners With The NFL To Promote Safe Rides For Pro Footballers

96027_Eagles_Giants_FootballFresh from a $258 million investment led by Google Ventures and TPG, tech-powered transportation service Uber today is announcing a key deal that speaks to a few ways that it’s hoping to grow in the future. Uber is partnering with the NFL Players Association to produce a special service for NFL players to use the app to call for rides and avoid driving under the influence.