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Upshaw emphasizes union supports change

Originally Published: January 22, 2003
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- Upset at the number of overtime games in 2002 that were won by the team which received the kickoff, NFL Players Association executive director Gene Upshaw said here Thursday that his constituents want the rules changed for contests go into an extra period.

"By and large, most players feel you have a right to get the ball on offense, and a right to have a chance to score," said Upshaw, during the NFLPA's annual Super Bowl media session. "They feel the current rules aren't fair ...

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