Kevin Mawae re-elected as NFLPA president
Free agent center Kevin Mawae was unanimously re-elected as
president of the NFL Players Association during the union’s board
of player representatives meeting Saturday.
Mawae, an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, will serve his second
straight two-year term beginning this season after the voting was
announced in Maui with more than 100 players in attendance. The
16-year veteran has spent the last four seasons playing with the
He has served on the NFLPA executive committee since 2002 and
was a player representative for five previous seasons.
“I’m thankful and humbled by my re-election as president of the
NFL Players Association,” Mawae said in a statement. “I believe
it shows the faith and belief that the board has in me and my
ability to continue to lead the players of the NFL through a period
Mawae’s re-election comes at a crucial time for the union and
the NFL as this season is the league’s first without a salary cap
since 1993. The current collective bargaining agreement expires in
March 2011, and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith has
characterized the possibility of a work stoppage as a “14” on a
scale of 1 to 10.
Also elected to serve on the NFLPA executive committee were
Charlie Batch, Scott Fujita, Sean Morey and Brian Waters. They join
current committee members Mawae, Drew Brees, Brian Dawkins,
Domonique Foxworth, Tony Richardson, Jeff Saturday and Mike