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Ricky Williams re-elected union rep; Dolphins vote to decertify union

The Miami Dolphins became the latest team – and last of Florida’s three NFL teams -- to approve decertifying the union, if a new players’ contract is not forged with NFL owners by March 3, an NFL Players Association spokesman said.

Decertification, approved unanimously by Dolphins players on Thursday, is just one method the union is considering in its battle with owners for a new contract. Decertifying the union would prevent owners from locking out players because they would no longer be represented by a union, and the players could sue the league under antitrust laws.

The Dolphins also re-elected Ricky Williams as their players union representative and voted approved Chad Pennington, Brandon Marshall and John Denney as alternates, the union spokesman said.

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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