Foxworth Elected NFLPA President

Former Ravens CB Domonique Foxworth was instrumental in the lockout negotiations.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Sunday, March 25th, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Categories: 2012 Offseason, Ryan Mink

Former Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth was an instrumental figure in the lockout negotiations.

Now he’s the President of the NFL Players Association.

Foxworth was nominated and elected without opposition at the NFLPA Board of Player Representatives Meeting on Sunday, which took place in Palm Beach, Fla. at the owners meetings. He replaces former New York Jets center Kevin Mawae.

“One of the most important things I learned from Kevin is about responsibility,” Foxworth said to the board following his election, according to a press release.

“Players like to say, ‘The NFLPA is our organization.’ There is a wealth of experience and talent in this room, and I will reach out to each and every one of you about your interests and passions. If we work as hard as we did during the lockout now in peacetime, we will be the strongest organization in the world.”

Foxworth spent the past four years on the executive committee. In 2008, he ran and was elected as the youngest Vice President of the NFLPA Executive Committee.

Foxworth was widely thanked by the players and owners after toiling to settle the labor dispute last summer. Mawae said he never missed a meeting and did the “dirty work.”

His playing career is more up in the air, however. Foxworth is currently an unrestricted free agent after the Ravens terminated his contract on March 5.

He spent his second straight season on injured reserve. after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in a non-contact practice at the start of training camp in 2010.

“Things haven’t progressed in the way that I would have expected,” Foxworth said after the season ended, referring to his knee rehabilitation. “I definitely wouldn’t say that I’m totally over it.”

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