Former Vikings RB Smith Declines Top NFLPA Post

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith
Although his name had been mentioned for the vacant executive director position for the NFLPA, ex-Minnesota Vikings running back Robert Smith, according to Sean Jensen of Pioneer Press, has said that he is not pushing to become the labor union’s next head, stating that this is not the right time in his life to take on this job. In addition to this, Smith is recently married and is undertaking other endeavors, as well.

According to Smith, a former NFLPA player representative and member of the NFLPA executive committee, the union would be best served by hiring a Fortune 500 executive for the post, adding, “I think we can get someone with more experience. I want to see the best person in that position for the players, and that isn’t necessarily a former player.” Currently, Smith is a college football analyst for ESPN and also coaches in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL area.

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