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September 14, 2017
BILL BATES, DALLAS COWBOYS LEGEND AND LONG-TIME NFLPA PLAYER REP, ENDORSES CYRUS MEHRI FOR NFLPA EXEC DIRECTOR
Bill Bates: “Cyrus will take the union to new heights.”
DALLAS, Texas (September 14) – Dallas Cowboys legend Bill Bates, who served for years on the NFLPA’s Board of Representatives, today endorsed Cyrus Mehri for Executive Director of the union. Endorsements for Mehri have stacked up since he announced his candidacy three weeks ago on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” Bates’ endorsement is particularly notable because of his experience as a leader with the union.
Bates, a Pro Bowler who stands third on the list of games played in Cowboys history, issued the following statement:
“As a long-time member of the NFLPA Board of Representatives during my playing days, I can see that Cyrus will take the union to new heights. He will expand player participation and player involvement, and he will help players establish themselves as equal partners with the owners. With Cyrus at the helm, the players will have a large role in shaping the NFL’s future.”
For more information about Cyrus’s campaign, including his vision for a better NFL, please visit cyrus4nflpa.com.
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