Public memorial for Upshaw to be held in Washington on Sept. 2
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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Gene Upshaw (1945-2008)
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