Tuesday, November 25, 2008

SUPERLAWYER: Fred Nance could be new director of the NFLPA

The Mayor sent this to me yesturday.

For those of you, especially if your from Cleveland, who don't know who Fred Nance is...


Anyone who has half a brain and pays attention to life outside of they're house, should know who Mr. Nance...

Reports from Cleveland's Crain's Magazine release...

Cleveland superlawyer Fred Nance is one of 14 candidates to replace the late Gene Upshaw as executive director of the NFL Players Association, the Associated Press reports.

The AP, citing “a person with knowledge of the search process,” says four contenders are former NFL players and union presidents: Trace Armstrong, Mike Kenn, George Martin and Troy Vincent. Also making the cut is sports attorney David Cornwell. The union last week narrowed the list of candidates to “about 14” from 25, the AP says.

“The remaining candidates are scheduled to meet individually with the Chicago-based search firm, Reilly Partners, through the end of the year before a list of finalists is determined,” the AP reports. “The new executive director is scheduled to be selected at the NFLPA's annual meeting in Hawaii in March.”

The story reminds us that Mr. Nance has lots of sports ties.

In addition to representing Cavaliers star LeBron James, Mr. Nance worked with former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his eventual successor, Roger Goodell, to secure a football team for Cleveland after the original Browns left for Baltimore.

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