Public memorial for Upshaw to be held in Washington on Sept. 2

Updated: August 24, 2008, 12:29 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

A public memorial for Hall of Fame player and longtime NFL union head Gene Upshaw will be held Sept. 2 in Washington D.C., according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

The decision gives player representatives and rank and file union members a chance to attend the service, as Tuesday is normally an off day for players.

The NFL Players Association executive committee will have a players-only conference call Monday to discuss plans to begin the search for a permanent replacement for Upshaw. ...

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