Jim Acho, a partner in our Livonia office and finalist last year for the position of Executive Director of the NFL Players Association, was invited back by NFLPA President Eric Winston to give the opening remarks at the 2016 meeting. Winston said the players wanted to hear from Acho again.
Mr. Acho delivered his remarks via teleconference from Detroit to the players in Hawaii. “Eric and George Atallah were very gracious to ask me back and I was honored to do it.” Due to the request, and Jim’s obvious popularity with the players, he has been asked if he will run again for the position in 2018. Jim’s response is this: “I’m grateful the players think highly of me, but I learned last year that the time required to campaign for the position of Executive Director the way it needs to be done is not likely something I’d want to put my family through. I will always remain a champion for retiree benefits and well-being however, and I am happy to always work with the good people at the NFLPA.” Look for an upcoming piece on Jim and his work with retired player concussion cases in CBS Sports this month.
Jim Acho is a partner in our Livonia office where he concentrates his practice on sports and entertainment law, labor and employment law, law enforcement defense and plaintiff’s personal injury. He may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.