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DeMaurice Smith re-elected as NFLPA executive director

By apnews@1500espn.com

In what many considered a referendum on the status quo, NFL player representatives voted to retain DeMaurice Smith as executive director of the union.

In voting Sunday by the player reps, it took just one ballot for Smith to gain his third three-year term in charge of the NFL Players Association. He beat eight other candidates by immediately getting a majority of the votes at the union’s annual meeting in Kapalua, Hawaii.

Under Smith, the union recently saw victories in disputes with the league over suspensions of players — most notably Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson — as…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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