Eric Winston re-elected as NFLPA president

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Veteran offensive lineman Eric Winston may or may not play in the NFL this year. He will, however, continue to be the president of the union representing all players.

The NFL Players Association has announced that Winston has been re-elected for a third two-year term. The outcome was unanimous.

Recently, Winston explained to PFT Live that he was eligible to run in 2018 because he played in 2017. If he doesn’t play in 2019, he won’t be eligible to run in 2020.

The 2020 election will be an important one, because the current labor deal expires after the 2020 season. Which means that, unless the Collective Bargaining Agreement is extended within the new two years (and unless Winston plays in 2019), a new president will be in place the next time a work stoppage could happen.

9 responses to “Eric Winston re-elected as NFLPA president

  1. Apparently Richard Sherman is quite the negotiator getting
    6 million a year for 3 years, maybe he will still be eligible
    if he isn’t about of the league by November.

  2. Which means a team needing an OT will take me over him, the next 2 years.

    A guy gets voted in for the 3rd time, unanimous no less, there is no chance any team wants him at the table at crunch time. They will get a new guy.

    It would be great if he played 1 game. Maybe Jerry will do it just to annoy everyone else. Jerry would be hero (and I’m a Giants’ fan).

  3. Recently retired guys should be eligible. They have way more time on their hands to get involved. Go to teams, meet with Captains etc etc. It would be like a real job and if you happen to be good at it, sort of the Roger Goodell of players. Minus the insane contract.

    Roger needs a Union president to get in his face without getting the ire of the owner he plays for. Certain retired guys are perfect for that.

  4. askeddie11 says:
    March 11, 2018 at 1:07 pm
    Apparently Richard Sherman is quite the negotiator getting
    6 million a year for 3 years, maybe he will still be eligible
    if he isn’t about of the league by November.

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    huh?

  5. backintheday99 says:
    March 11, 2018 at 1:12 pm
    Which means a team needing an OT will take me over him, the next 2 years.

    A guy gets voted in for the 3rd time, unanimous no less, there is no chance any team wants him at the table at crunch time. They will get a new guy.

    It would be great if he played 1 game. Maybe Jerry will do it just to annoy everyone else. Jerry would be hero (and I’m a Giants’ fan).

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    Teams would love him at the table at negotiating time. Obviosly he is easy to trick into focusing on the wrong details while they have their way with the stuff that matters.

  6. But D Smith is the big honcho in all of this. Winston got fooled how? He wasn’t involved in the last CBA.

    Winston can do more as a retired player instead of being a tired player. Or any intelligent player. I’m sure there is one with a Law degree or an MBA or whatever.

    I’ve been in a Union the better part of my life. Not fond of all of them and if not for the Taylor Law I would have gladly gone on strike when Giuliani fooled everyone. We would have gotten out contract settled within hours instead of Zeroes for Heroes.

  7. This means Goodell is still afraid of the NFLPA and players generally. Why? He totally screwed up dealing with the player protest by trying to be ‘Politically Correct’ instead of coming down hard hard on players ‘using’ and violating the NFL trademark. Jerry Jones is right. Goodell never should have gotten that massive contract.

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