Why was he the commencement speaker? Dan Leberfeld

Why did the University of Maryland pick NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith as their commencement speaker?

If it was for his successful career as a trial lawyer, that is fine.

But if it is for his work as the leader of the NFLPA, don’t you think it’s a little premature?

What has he accomplished in that roll thus far?

Not much.

Perhaps one day we will look back at him as a great head of the NFLPA.

But you don’t honor somebody for being named to a position.

You honor them for what they accomplish in the position.