NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says the league’s executive committee is not satisfied with the decision to designate former NFL star Deion Sanders Jr. as a “senior executive officer” and he’s asking the executive committee to “reconsider the matter” and “examine all options” before the end of the season.
The decision was announced Sunday by the league.
Sanders, who was a starting running back for the Baltimore Ravens in 2013, retired from the NFL in February, and will be eligible to play again in 2020.
He has served as an adviser to the league on issues related to concussion research.
Sanders, who played at the University of Maryland, was the Ravens’ running back from 2010-14 and was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press in 2013.
He was named to the All-Pro first team in 2017.
Sanders retired from football in 2016 and spent six seasons with the Miami Dolphins, appearing in 15 games.
He played for the Ravens from 2012-15, when they went 11-5.