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Sports Job Interview with Executive Director of the NFL Players Association – DeMaurice Smith (VIDEO)

Guest Post submitted by Joshua Lagan

We know him as the man who ended the 2011 NFL lockout. The man who endured a four month bout with Roger Goodell and the NFL team owners. The man who secured the future of the National Football League for the foreseeable future. His name is DeMaurice Smith, and he was gracious enough to allow me to interview him for Sports Networker.

DeMaurice Smith is the Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association; elected unanimously by a board of active player representatives on Marc.

Prior to his work with the NFL Players Association, Smith was a trial lawyer and litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. offices of Latham & Watkins and Patton Boggs. Smith has also represented numerous Fortune 500 companies. He earned such a high reputation in the legal community that he was given the job with the NFL Players Association despite very little sports legal background. Most importantly, Smith played a major role in helping the players and NFL owners come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement.

DeMaurice Smith is known for reaching an agreement with the National Football League, but his legacy will be for instilling in players of the National Football League the importance of integrity, faith, and honor. As he said in the interview, “they are going to touch far more people by the things that they do off the field than they ever will on the field.” DeMaurice Smith’s goal is to take professional athletes, and make them men of character.

During the interview, we discussed:

  • Smith’s undergraduate time at Cedarville University, and how it prepared him for his career
  • How he became Executive Director of the NFL Players Association from being a Corporate Attorney
  • About faith and courage, and why those are the most important traits
  • Further detail about the NFL Lockout and what it looked like from the inside
  • What moment of his career he is proudest of
  • His priorities and goals as Executive Director of the NFL Players Association
  • His advice for those looking to enter the Sports Business Industry

DeMaurice Smith – Executive Director – NFL Players Association Interview

DeMaurice Smith – Video Transcription

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