Russell Okung no longer on NFLPA Executive Committee

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The National Football League Players Association announced earlier Tuesday that its board of player representatives had elected Browns center JC Tretter as its new president. It now has announced the new Executive Committee.

Conspicuous by his absence is soon-to-be Panthers offensive tackle Russell Okung.

Okung previously served on the Executive Committee and originally ran for the job of president along with Tretter, Buccaneers linebacker Sam Acho, and Giants safety Michael Thomas. But Okung withdrew before the vote and threw his support behind Thomas.

Okung filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday, accusing the union staff of negotiating the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement in bad faith.

The members of the new Executive Committee selected by the board of player representatives are: Tretter, Acho, Thomas, Lorenzo Alexander, Calais Campbell, Malcolm Jenkins, Alex Mack, Thomas Morstead, Richard Sherman, Benjamin Watson, and Wesley Woodyard.

4 responses to “Russell Okung no longer on NFLPA Executive Committee

  1. From lone front runner for President to off the executive committee In 24 hours…….looking like Okung lost the battle, war and now stripped of spoils….Carolina representative not likely going forward. Hopefully, he can regroup and concentrate on playing football.

  2. What i dont understand is, why are these changes in leadership scheduled during negotiation period.

  3. Sometimes life is just too delicious. Now he’s going to the Carolina Paper Tigers who are already showing that they’ll be worse than we thought they were.

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