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Foxworth is expected to be the next NFLPA president

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The NFLPA soon will gather in Florida for its annual meeting.  Among other things, the player representatives will elect a new president.

A league source tells PFT it’s widely expected that former Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth will run, and win.

Foxworth ran two years ago against Kevin Mawae, who last played in 2009.

An instrumental figure in the CBA negotiations of 2011, many believe that Foxworth is and has been NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith’s hand-picked choice to serve as union president.  Though a belief in some circles that Foxworth’s playing career may be over following a torn ACL that he suffered in 2010 and that did not properly heal by 2011, it’s not expected to keep Foxworth from securing the job.

It’s also not expected that anyone will be running against Smith for the position of executive director.  Despite rumblings that a member of a team’s front office would be recruited by a faction of the Executive Committee to challenge Smith, it appears at this point that Smith will be re-appointed.

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8 Responses to “Foxworth is expected to be the next NFLPA president”
  1. khuxford says: Mar 21, 2012 8:39 PM

    Criminal that DeMaurice keeps his job after that CBA and the backstabbing he performed on some players he pulled with punishments for their off-season behavior during the lockout and the backroom dealing on the Redskins & Cowboys cap situations.

  2. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 21, 2012 8:43 PM

    Tebow is expected to choose his new team. N.Y. or Jax?

    OMFG.

  3. amgdds says: Mar 21, 2012 9:04 PM

    Foxworth is also expected to be unemployed after this contract.

  4. phillyphever says: Mar 21, 2012 9:12 PM

    Give it a few years and Foxworth will finally kick Smith to the curb and take his job NFLPA executive director (should have been Troy Vincent in the first place, but that’s for another day).

  5. khuxford says: Mar 21, 2012 9:32 PM

    phillyphever says:
    Mar 21, 2012 9:12 PM
    Give it a few years and Foxworth will finally kick Smith to the curb and take his job NFLPA executive director (should have been Troy Vincent in the first place, but that’s for another day).
    ____________________

    You mean the guy who allegedly took privileged NFLPA documents and faxed them to the NFL to help them prepare to screw over the players? Yeah…shoulda been his job, clearly.

  6. totallydisgusted says: Mar 21, 2012 10:24 PM

    Foxworth is a good choice. He seems very intelligent. Smith needs to go. He took a bad deal becausehe couldn’t convince his constituents to hold out for one maybe two reg season(lots of cash) games in order to break the will of the owners

  7. burds358 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:26 PM

    Fox is 100% class. Couldn’t think of a better person to rep the NFLPA. Thanks for the years as a Raven, Fox. Best of luck!

  8. drewzducks says: Mar 21, 2012 11:17 PM

    So they chose a redneck ?

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