Update: Attorney Jim Acho Nominated to Run for Executive Director of NFL Players Association
For those of you following Jim Acho’s run for the NFL Players Association Executive Director position, here are a few recent articles to update you.
Detroit Free Press: Michigan Attorney: Feedback Positive for NFLPA Role
Boston Globe: NFL Offseason is Off to a Bad Start
Bleacher Report: DeMaurice Smith to Run Against Multiple Candidates for NFLPA
On Saturday January 3, 2015 Jim Acho, a senior attorney in our Livonia office, received a letter signed by numerous retired NFL players, including Hall of Famers, informing him that he was their nominee to challenge DeMaurice Smith for the NFL Players Association Executive Director position. A conference call followed and, with time of the essence, Acho accepted within 24 hours and declared his candidacy to the Executive Committee of Player Representatives.
Acho explained, “I am honored that the retired players think enough of me to ask me to run, and, as a result, I accepted.” He added, “I will do the very best I can to push the main agenda, which is long-term health care for the players. Hopefully the players will consider it enough of a pressing issue to vote for me. My promise to them is that I will get it done.”
Acho was recently a guest on WJR’s Frank Beckmann Show where he discussed his decision to run for the Executive Director position.
The Detroit Free Press recently ran an article on Acho running for the NFLPA positon. The article can be viewed here: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2015/01/07/nflpa-jim-acho/21403193/