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Foxworth becomes new NFLPA president

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As expected, the NFL Players Association has elected former Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth president of the union, according to Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal.

Foxworth, who turns 29 on Tuesday, has spent seven seasons in the NFL.  He has missed much of the last two with a torn ACL, and there’s a widespread belief in league circles that his playing career may be over.

If so, that would limit Foxworth to a single two-year term.

Foxworth replaces Kevin Mawae, who last played in the NFL in 2009.  Two years ago, Foxworth actually ran against Mawae.  It’s unknown at this point whether any other candidates were on the ballot; per Mullen, the vote of NFLPA player representatives was unanimous.

A key player in the CBA negotiations from 2011, Foxworth has been regarded as the hand-picked choice of NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith to serve as president.  Some think that Foxworth eventually will become the executive director.  By the next time Smith’s contract is up for a second renewal, that awkward twist could come to fruition.

UPDATE 9:25 p.m. ET:  A source with knowledge of the process tells PFT that Foxworth was not opposed.

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11 Responses to “Foxworth becomes new NFLPA president”
  1. gotcaughtcheating says: Mar 25, 2012 12:49 PM

    ANOTHER Raven free agent bust. But wait, Ozzie is the best GM Ever, in the universe, period.

  2. walkedintoabar says: Mar 25, 2012 12:53 PM

    good for him

  3. captainyak says: Mar 25, 2012 12:59 PM

    Ozzie must have did you wrong in a past life.

  4. 1grub says: Mar 25, 2012 1:20 PM

    How is he a bust? He got hurt. Nothing to do with Ozzie picking him up.

    Somebody must be a Steelers fan having nightmares about a 92 yard drive in Heinz.

  5. willbrownimaging says: Mar 25, 2012 2:15 PM

    ANOTHER bust?

    I’m going back through the transaction history on the Ravens web site for Free Agent signings that were true busts.

    For a FA to be a bust, I think they have to sign a big-dollar contract…otherwise it’s like saying a 7th round draft pick that doesn’t make it is a bust.

    There’s a freakin’ laundry list of great FA signings. I started to write it out here, and it got to be way too many too fast. There are only a few that I would consider not to have lived up to expectations…

    Foxworth and Leon Searcy got hurt.

    Elvis Grbac was probably the biggest miss…but he still led the team to the 2nd round of the playoffs after Jamal Lewis was out for the season and Terry Allen was our feature back.

    If I have to go back a decade to find the previous “bust” prior to Dominique Foxworth, I’d say Ozzie’s reputation as one of the best GMs in the league is well-earned.

  6. ravenator says: Mar 25, 2012 3:44 PM

    Oz is beast, you could only wish he was your GM. Congrats Fox.

  7. ravenution says: Mar 25, 2012 3:46 PM

    Steelers fans love running their mouths. Then again, they have nothing else good to talk about.

  8. eleventyeight says: Mar 25, 2012 4:02 PM

    The only fans i see running their mouths here are Ravens fans.

    They sweep the Steelers once in seven years and suddenly they’re world-beaters?

    Who played in the Superbowl this year?

    It must’ve been the Ravens, with all the talk.

    Did they win?

  9. eleventyeight says: Mar 25, 2012 4:04 PM

    Oh yeah- i’m a little surprised by the Foxworth move, but he must’ve worked hard to get there.

    Good for him.

  10. gotcaughtcheating says: Mar 26, 2012 12:27 AM

    Grbac, Elvis.

  11. dawhorsefeathers says: Mar 26, 2012 10:35 AM

    gotcaughtcheating says:
    Mar 26, 2012 12:27 AM
    Grbac, Elvis.
    You must have missed/ignored willbrownimaging’s post.

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