Former union president honored by NFL Alumni

Associated Press Modified: June 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm •  Published: June 11, 2012

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Picking Kevin Mawae as the honoree at this year's charity golf fundraiser proved an easy decision for the Tennessee chapter of the NFL Alumni. After all, Mawae is the man who helped guide the players union through a lockout to a new labor agreement.

Mawae's stint as president of the NFL Players Association ended in March, and he joined his fellow former players Monday as they raised money for charity.

Chapter president Al Smith says picking Mawae as the honoree was easy because of the tough position he was in during negotiations before and during the lockout as well as an opportunity to honor the former offensive linemen for his long NFL career.

Mawae was joined by former players including Eddie George, Neil O'Donnell and Paul Guidry.


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