Chat with Gene Upshaw
Upshaw has his hands full this offseason dealing with a number of issues facing the NFL. Perhaps the biggest issue is player conduct. The Cincinnati Bengals have had nine players arrested in the last year. ''Pacman'' Jones was involved in a shooting in Las Vegas during the NBA's All-Star weekend. Just this week, Upshaw's constituency, the NFL players, began suggesting a ''three strikes, you're out'' conduct policy.
Upshaw has held his position in the NFLPA since 1983. For 13 of his 16 years as a player in the NFL, Upshaw was an NFLPA player representative and officer.
On the field, Upshaw was one of the best of his time. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987, his first year of eligibility. He played in six Pro Bowls and is the only player in NFL history to play in three Super Bowls in three different decades - 60's, 70's, 80's.
Upshaw will be joining us at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, so send in your questions now!
Buzzmaster (12:59 PM)
Gene should be with us very soon. Keep those questions coming!
Buzzmaster (1:08 PM)
We're still working to track Gene down. We'll update in the next few minutes.
Buzzmaster (1:10 PM)
Unfortunately, they are running behind schedule today and we will have to try and reschedule with Gene. We greatly apologize for the inconvenience!
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