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The Union that represents the NFL Players was lead by a former player named Gene Upshaw. A few months ago Gene Upshaw passed away after being diagnosed with cancer only days before his death. The GU is worn on every uniform for every NFL team throughout this season in a tribute to him. His popularity with the NFL players was strained in recent times, but the players seemed to respect his service to the NFL, and obviously mourned his passing. He was an important figure in the advancement of players rights.

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