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NFLPA president Eric Winston sounds off on NFL's handling of Laremy Tunsil incident

For all the hoopla surrounding Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, there's no doubt that the drama surrounding Laremy Tunsil was the story of the first round of the NFL Draft. That story continued well into Friday, especially after Roger Goddell said that the Tunsil turmoil is "what makes the draft so exciting."Those comments alone caught the attention of a lot of folks, including Bengals...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Winston critical of NFL response to Tunsil issue

CHICAGO (AP) The Latest on the second day of the NFL draft (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The president of the NFL players' union is taking exception to how the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell responded to the problems of Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, who dropped in the first round after a video was posted to his Twitter account showing him smoking from a bong...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA president Eric Winston 'offended' by owners' brain trauma comments

Recent comments by a couple of NFL owners downplaying the significance of brain injuries to football players don't sit well with NFLPA president Eric Winston.The recently re-elected Winston, who plays offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, says he was "offended" by the comments made by the likes of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in recent...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Winston re-elected as NFLPA president

NEW YORK (AP) Eric Winston has been re-elected as president of the NFL Players Association. The Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle ran unopposed Friday for his second consecutive two-year term. Thomas Davis, Richard Sherman, Shaun Suisham and Ryan Wendell have been elected to the NFLPA executive committee by the board of representatives at the annual meetings in Kapalua, Hawaii...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Bengals keep free agent S George Iloka, OT Eric Winston

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals have signed starting safety George Iloka and offensive tackle Eric Winston while working on a deal with cornerback Adam ''Pacman'' Jones. Iloka and Winston were among the team's 13 unrestricted free agents. The defensive secondary was particularly vulnerable, with Iloa, Jones, cornerback Leon Hall and starting safety Reggie Nelson entering free agency...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Eric Winston will donate his brain for research purposes

Eric Winston, the 32-year-old offensive tackle currently playing for the Cincinnati Bengals, is widely respected around the NFL for his work as the president of the NFL Player’s Association, a position he currently holds. Winston has been an outspoken advocate for concussion research and player safety, and the pledge he made earlier this week is indicative of the genuine nature...
Via EndZoneScore
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Winston plans to donate his brain for CTE research

Cincinnati Bengals tackle Eric Winston intends to donate his brain to CTE research. Winston, who is also president of the NFL Players Association, told USA Today Sports that he intends to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death for study. “Obviously, there’s a lot of noise out there in this space,” Winston said. “I think that’s a good thing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NFLPA President compares Goodell to a 2-year-old

By Vincent Frank NFLPA President and current Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Eric Winston likely isn’t going to be partying with commissioner Roger Goodell anytime soon. In an article written by CSN New England’s Tom E. Curran following Goodell’s State of the League address on Friday, Winston had some rather strong remarks about the commissioner. "Hey, even the worst...
Via Sportsnaut
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens Could Be An Option For Veteran RT Eric Winston

  Jamison Hensley of writes that free agent RT Eric Winston could be an option for the Ravens after the draft, depending on what they elect to do in this year’s draft. Baltimore currently has Ricky Wagner in place as their right tackle, but they could at least take a look at Winston later this summer if they happen to still be in need some extra depth. Hensley points...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Winston named head of NFLPA

Free agent and former Arizona Cardinals right tackle Eric Winston has been named the new head of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), according to an NFLPA press release. Winston takes over for former Atlanta cornerback Dominque Foxworth who steps down after his term expired. USAToday’s Tom Pelisserio had a Q&A with Winston and it was quite in-depth about Winston and how he...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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