FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Christy Setzer, 617-512-7572
NFL HALL OF FAMER “MEAN” JOE GREENE ENDORSES CYRUS MEHRI FOR NFLPA EXEC DIRECTOR
Greene: “The players should have a choice.”
DALLAS, Texas (August 30) – NFL Hall of Famer Joe Greene today endorsed Cyrus Mehri for Executive Director of the NFL Players Association. Last week, Mehri announced his intention to run for the position on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, and several NFL legends including Jim Brown, Harry Carson, Kellen Winslow Sr. and John Wooten have expressed their support of his candidacy. Greene, one of the best defensive linemen to ever play the game, has for years followed and supported Mehri’s work to help diversify the NFL coaching and front office ranks. Greene was also the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Fritz Pollard Alliance.
In a statement, Greene said:
“We need someone well-versed in labor law who is also a people person capable of relating to players. Cyrus has that perfect mix. I have known him for a number of years through the Fritz Pollard Alliance and he knows our League very well. He will fight for players past, present and future. He is an extraordinary candidate and I am so grateful he has put his hat in the ring. The players should have a choice.”
For more information about Cyrus’s campaign, including his vision for a better NFL, please visit cyrus4nflpa.com.
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