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Foxworth will be succeeded by one of three candidates

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Former NFL cornerback Domonique Foxworth soon will be former NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth.  Because he has retired as a player, he can’t be re-elected as union president.

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, three candidates have emerged to take Foxworth’s place.

Nominated Tuesday were Saints tight end Ben Watson, free-agent tackle Eric Winston, and free-agent safety Ryan Clark.

On Wednesday, the 32 team representatives will vote on a new president.  The player reps also will determine successors for at least seven vacancies on the 11-man Executive Committee.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees possibly will relinquish his spot on the Executive Committee.  Others will do so not by choice but because they no longer are playing, including retired center Jeff Saturday.

Clark becomes an intriguing option for NFLPA president, given that the Steelers voted unanimously to reject the CBA in 2011.  Clark could be inclined to support Sean Gilbert for the position of executive director, given that Gilbert has an apparent plan for scuttling the current deal.

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16 Responses to “Foxworth will be succeeded by one of three candidates”
  1. orivar says: Mar 18, 2014 10:06 PM

    ” Because he has retired as a player, he can’t be re-elected as union president.”

    Why?

  2. beerbudsnbevo says: Mar 18, 2014 10:11 PM

    How about all three…

    Moe, Larry and Curl.

    Or Shemp if you will…

  3. primenumber19 says: Mar 18, 2014 10:18 PM

    Ben Watson is probably the smartest of the three, go with him. Also, I had no idea he was still in the league.

  4. djstat says: Mar 18, 2014 10:19 PM

    Sean Gilbert is a piece of garbage. He was garbage as a player and held out for a year. He has led his nephew Darrel Reavis from being a future hall of famer to a money hungry mercenary.

    As for his plan to destroy the CBA? Good luck. Players voted and agreed for 10 year deal. Anything he promises is bogus. #HATESEANGILBERT

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 18, 2014 10:21 PM

    I vote for the person that is in favor of scuttling the deal.

  6. billyburley says: Mar 18, 2014 10:24 PM

    A plan for scuttling the current deal?

  7. honkerdawg says: Mar 18, 2014 10:26 PM

    I can see why the players might want to “scuttle” the 1 year old agreement poor things just don’t get paid enough,aren’t allowed to do drugs and also have to put up with tyrant like Roger Goodell. I really feel for these guys their life is so terrible

  8. smarterfootball says: Mar 18, 2014 10:38 PM

    Clark would be a horrible choice. Watson a brilliant one.

  9. lonespeed says: Mar 18, 2014 11:07 PM

    This is about as news worthy as local government tabling an issue to raise school lunches by ten cents.

    Who is the treasurer of the NFLPA? How about the secretary? Who is assistant to the vice-president of NFLPA operations?

  10. jbaxt says: Mar 18, 2014 11:47 PM

    Eric “it puts lotion on its skin” Winston is a loser.

  11. moerawn says: Mar 18, 2014 11:55 PM

    Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White, and Bill Engvall.

  12. unclebuckdabs says: Mar 19, 2014 12:44 AM

    I guess Brees is tired of the explanations.

  13. packeranddarien says: Mar 19, 2014 3:46 AM

    Cue pinhead Steeler troll blathering

  14. braven4evr says: Mar 19, 2014 6:56 AM

    Ryan Clark would be a very good choice. He’s articulate, speaks his own mind and will not be someone’s yes man.

  15. flicka727 says: Mar 19, 2014 7:35 AM

    Clark would be a poor choice. Guy loves to talk and loves the camera even more. He will unwittingly undermine any position the players have.

  16. elliottcovert says: Mar 19, 2014 9:22 AM

    I had always heard Drew Bress’ name floated as a potential next NFLPA president. I guess that’s just a product of the fact that he’s such a high-profile player.

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