Eric Winston Elected New NFLPA Union President By Player Reps

On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers free agent safety Ryan Clark was nominated as a candidate to become the new NFLPA union president, however, after a Wednesday vote by the team player reps, Eric Winston will now replace outgoing president Domonique Foxworth.

Winston not only beat put Clark, but Ben Watson as well. Many thought that Watson, who most recently served on the NFLPA’s executive committee, might be the favorite to replace Foxworth, but the team player reps obviously thought otherwise.

It is unknown whether or not Clark will be part of the NFLPA 11-man executive committee, which is expected to have at least seven additional vacancies this year, according to previous reports.

Clark, who has been the Steelers player rep for the last few seasons, took to Twitter to congradulate Winston.

  • Maureen A Gomes

    Think the players may have been concerned that Ryan may no longer be one of them but a “media guy” in the next few weeks. Such a shame that he didn’t get selected. I hope Winston presents himself as one willing and able to take on Goodell as that man wields way too much power.

  • alex

    i dont see the ‘media guy’ label…with his interviews on espn, he speaks his own/player truths…but i tend to like all the player/coaches opinions on espn…

    as far as the poistion itself, it must be a real honor to represent the NFL warrior class…some may say that they are just rich kids playn a game getn paid too much, but we all need proper representation for a balanced transaction in any job field…