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01-31-2013, 12:04 PM

Excerpt: "NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith referred long-time former colleagues to defend Drew Rosenhaus during an NFLPA arbitration, Rand Getlin and Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/not-for-attribution/drew-rosenhaus-went-nflpa-arbitration-armed-lawyers-referred-000422605.html) report.

That action has ruffled the feathers of multiple prominent agents who spoke on the condition of anonymity, expressing frustration at what they termed a significant conflict of interest. The agents have alleged that Smith’s referral – essentially aiding Rosenhaus in defending himself before an NFLPA arbitrator – is a clear example of Smith protecting an agent rather than impartially governing.

“It’s a major conflict of interest for the executive director of the NFLPA to be referring attorneys to Rosenhaus,” one agent said." Read more....