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.

11 responses to “Foxworth becomes new NFLPA president

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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?

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

    Good for him.

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