It looks like the NFL players are in good hands if Smith’s credentials are any indication. With an economy in the dumps and issues like steroids always surfacing, Smith should have his hands full.
By Mark Maske
Washington Post Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — Washington lawyer DeMaurice F. Smith was voted the executive director of the NFL Players Association last night, the union announced.
Smith was elected on the first ballot by a majority vote of the players who serve as union representatives for the 32 teams, sources familiar with the voting results said. The vote took place at the union’s annual meetings in Maui, Hawaii.
Smith is a D.C.-based partner at the firm Patton Boggs with no significant previous NFL ties. He succeeds the late Gene Upshaw.