Long-time NFL center Kevin Mawae will retire today. But, as NFLPA spokesman George Atallah tells us, Mawae’s tenure as President of the players’ union won’t end, for a while.
Atallah said that Mawae will continue to serve until March 2012, despite his retirement.
And since Mawae will be a retired player for the duration of the current labor battle, his new status as a former player could help the union better connect with former players who, for now, remain on the fence.
It’s widely believed that Ravens cornerback Dominique Foxworth is being groomed to replace Mawae. Foxworth actually ran against Mawae earlier this year, a surprising development that was downplayed by everyone involved.