March 7, 2009
Report: Upshaw’s wife slams Troy Vincent
Terri Upshaw says Troy Vincent is not the right candidate to be the next top executive of the NFL Players Association, Sports Illustrated reported.
Her husband, Gene, held the post for 25 years before he died last August shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
She claimed her husband discovered Vincent was involved in a coup attempt to head the union at NFLPA's annual meeting in 2008 in Maui, Hawaii.
The magazine said it was told by sources within the union that Gene Upshaw was planning to confront Vincent with the evidence he had collected linking him to the disclosure of the confidential information, the coup attempt and other matters that concerned him about the intersection of Vincent's business practices.