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.