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Former Thomson star Ray Guy elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

...Willie Brown, Dave Casper, Al Davis, Mike Haynes, Ted Hendricks, Howie Long, John Madden, Jim Otto, Art Shell and Gene Upshaw in the hall of fame.The legend of Guy began nearly 50 years ago at Thomson High School. Born in Swainsboro, Ga...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-02-01/former-thomson-star-ray-guy-
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...said Saturday at a meeting of the NFLPA Retired Players Organization. Smith was selected in March to succeed the late Gene Upshaw . He is trying to get the retiree groups behind the union in negotiations to extend the contract that expires after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/31/oth_525989.shtml
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...chief In Wailea, Hawaii, player representatives from each of the 32 NFL teams began voting on a successor to the late Gene Upshaw as executive director of the NFL Players Association. The four finalists to lead the union into a critical new era...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/16/oth_514827.shtml
Other sports | Paine College | University of South Carolina - Aiken
Cornwell wants review of NFL discipline policy

...power to change - rulings made by the commissioner. Cornwell, one of four finalists in the running to replace the late Gene Upshaw as the NFL Players Association's executive director, described the league's current disciplinary policy as being...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/09/pro_514018.shtml
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...to change -- rulings made by the commissioner. Cornwell, one of four finalists in the running to replace the late Gene Upshaw as the NFL Players Association's executive director, described the league's disciplinary policy as being "draconian...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/09/oth_514049.shtml
Other sports | Paine College | University of South Carolina - Aiken
Private searches waning

...the latest twist in what's been a divisive and unpredictable search process to determine who will replace the late Gene Upshaw . Former NFLPA presidents Trace Armstrong and Troy Vincent , and Washington, D.C.-based attorney DeMaurice Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/06/pro_513738.shtml
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...Former players union presidents Troy Vincent and Trace Armstrong and lawyer DeMaurice Smith are the finalists to succeed Gene Upshaw as executive director of the NFL Players Association. The three were chosen from five semifinalists by the union's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/14/oth_511434.shtml
Other sports | Paine College | University of South Carolina - Aiken
Lineman shot and wounded

...concert hall of the Kennedy Center in Washington to celebrate the life of Hall of Fame lineman and longtime NFL union head Gene Upshaw . Upshaw died Aug. 20 of pancreatic cancer, which had been diagnosed only days earlier. LIONS: Signed former Benglas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/03/pro_471783.shtml
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Merriman's choice to play is not wise

...with a knee injury that may not be as severe. There's also a whiff of the warrior code in the death last week of Gene Upshaw, a Hall of Fame guard and union leader whose pancreatic cancer wasn't diagnosed until three days before his died...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/30/pro_471374.shtml
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Retired Strahan turns down offer to rejoin Giants

...hours at league headquarters. NO COMMENT: Troy Vincent declined to discuss whether he's interested in succeeding Gene Upshaw in leading the NFL Players' Association because he is still mourning the union's executive director's death...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/27/pro_470978.shtml
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