Eric Winston is the new president of the NFL Players Association.
In a show of unity within the union, the first people to reveal the news of Winston’s election were the two candidates running against him: Saints tight end Ben Watson and free agent safety Ryan Clark both wrote congratulatory messages to Winston on Twitter.
The election was conducted today at a meeting of the 32 player representatives. Domonique Foxworth, the previous president, was not eligible to run for re-election because he is no longer an active player.
Winston is a free agent offensive tackle who played last season for the Cardinals after previously playing for the Chiefs and Texans.