For Immediate Release
March 10, 2020
J.C. Tretter Elected As President of NFL Players Association
Four New Players Voted Onto Executive Committee
KEY BISCAYNE, FL -- The NFLPA Board of Player Representatives elected J.C. Tretter as the new President of the NFL Players Association on Tuesday. The Cleveland Browns center will begin his two-year term immediately.
“It’s an honor to be in this position to lead our player membership,” said Tretter, a seven-year NFL veteran. “This is what I’m passionate about, and I’m excited to fight to protect and advance the rights of all players, past, present and future.”
Tretter replaces Eric Winston, who served three consecutive terms before cycling off the NFLPA’s leadership because he was not on an NFL roster this past season. Tretter played at Cornell before being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2013. He signed with the Cleveland Browns in 2017 and has served as one of the team’s alternate player reps for the past two years.
Additionally, four new players were voted by the board to serve two-year terms on the Executive Committee: Alex Mack (treasurer), Calais Campbell, Malcolm Jenkins and Wesley Woodyard.
They will join returning Executive Committee members Sam Acho, Lorenzo Alexander, Thomas Morstead, Richard Sherman, Michael Thomas and Benjamin Watson, who were all re-elected on Tuesday for two-year terms.
NFLPA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
JC Tretter, President
Alex Mack, Treasurer
Sam Acho, Vice President
Lorenzo Alexander, Vice President
Calais Campbell, Vice President
Malcolm Jenkins, Vice President
Thomas Morstead, Vice President
Richard Sherman, Vice President
Michael Thomas, Vice President
Benjamin Watson, Vice President
Wesley Woodyard, Vice President
About the NFL Players Association:
The National Football League Players Association is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA has shown that it will do whatever is necessary to assure that the rights of players are protected—including ceasing to be a union, if necessary, as it did in 1989. In 1993, the NFLPA again was officially recognized as the union representing the players, and negotiated a landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL. The current CBA will govern the sport through the 2020 NFL season. Learn more at www.nflpa.com.
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