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    Campaign begun to oust Gene Upshaw as head of NFL players' union

    [size=13pt]Ravens veteran kicker Matt Stover wants to oust Gene Upshaw as head of NFL players' union[/size]

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    NEW YORK - Matt Stover, the Baltimore Ravens' veteran kicker, has begun a campaign to replace Gene Upshaw as executive director of the NFL Players Association by next March....




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    Re: Campaign begun to oust Gene Upshaw as head of NFL players' union

    [size=13pt]Stover e-mail shows plan to find successor to NFLPA boss Upshaw[/size]

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    Updated: April 9, 2008, 1:07 AM ET


    Effort Under Way to Oust Gene UpshawAn effort to oust Gene Upshaw as the NFL Players Association Executive Director became evident Monday, when veteran Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover e-mailed a plan to fellow player representatives to have a new union boss in place by March 2009....


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    Re: Campaign begun to oust Gene Upshaw as head of NFL players' union

    [size=13pt]NFL|NFLPA president Kevin Mawae opposes effort to replace Gene Upshaw[/size]

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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    Acknowledging an effort by Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover to oust Gene Upshaw, the NFL Players Association executive director, by March 2009, NFLPA President Kevin Mawae said the climate is wrong for a leadership change.....


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    Re: Campaign begun to oust Gene Upshaw as head of NFL players' union

    I wonder if they are setting things up to get a special deal in the next round of the negotiations, of if it is done more to avoid a work stoppage.

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    Re: Campaign begun to oust Gene Upshaw as head of NFL players' union

    Those dumb f*ckers are gonna shoot themselves in the foot on this issue.
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    Re: Campaign begun to oust Gene Upshaw as head of NFL players' union

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/01/31/upshaw0214/index.html
    I read this story in SI a few weeks ago. It is long but very interesting.

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    Re: Campaign begun to oust Gene Upshaw as head of NFL players' union

    [size=13pt]Sources: As labor unrest looms, Upshaw seeks to strengthen his camp[/size]

    By Chris Mortensen
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    Updated: April 11, 2008, 11:16 PM ET


    NFL Players Association executive director Gene Upshaw has reached out to former players Trace Armstrong and Robert Smith about rejoining the union in a significant advisory capacity that will strategically fortify his front during unrest within the player ranks and a looming confrontation with NFL owners, sources said Friday....




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