Former player Ross Tucker, who played six years in the NFL, is now a writer for SportsIllustrated.com. In his latest article, Tucker examines the flawed method of how the NFL’s 32 player representatives are elected. The player reps are the only people who have a vote in choosing the NFLPA’s next Executive Director. According to Tucker, reps are often voted in based upon their popularity in the locker room as opposed to any substantial campaign platform. In fact, Tucker says that when he was nominated to serve as a player rep he wasn’t allowed to present his platform to his teammates. The article indicates some player reps are more interested in an all-expense paid vacation to Hawaii than serving the NFLPA’s membership. He suggests the NFLPA’s annual meeting be moved from Hawaii to Wichita, Kansas.
To read Ross Tucker’s article click HERE.