Packers' Murphy comes full circle

Once considered a radical, team president is now trying to settle NFL's labor problems

Originally Published: March 28, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The sight of Mark Murphy -- former player turned president of the Green Bay Packers -- walking out of the executive session room of an NFL owners meeting truly embodies the American dream.

His red hair and youthful looks have hardly changed since the 1980s, when he and other members of the NFL Players Association were considered the owners' worst nightmares and the union was being called a bunch of communists. Players wanted to partner. Owners wanted no part of that.

Now, of all ironies, ...

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