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Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth was instrumental in helping the NFL end a 4-month-lockout, receiving praise for doing "the dirty work."

Foxworth, 28, the youngest member on the 13-man NFLPA executive committee, was singled out during the press conference to announce the agreement on a 10-year collective bargaining agreement.

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"[The player representatives] just didn't look at the short-term interests of their own playing careers, but they looked long-term – especially Jeff Saturday and Domonique Foxworth," New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said. "I was so impressed with them, that they acted as principals at the table looking out for what's good for the game."

Foxworth and Colts center Jeff Saturday didn't miss a labor meeting since June 28, according to NFLPA president Kevin Mawae.

"We couldn't have done this without a strong executive committee and our board of players, but I've got to give a tip of the hat to Jeff Saturday and Domonique Foxworth," Mawae said. "A lot of credit goes to those guys for pounding it out and doing the dirty work for us."

When Foxworth followed a handful of speakers at the press conference, the former University of Maryland standout thanked his wife Ashley for taking care of their 8-month-old daughter while studying for the bar.

Foxworth then added some levity to the occasion.

"I think they just put me up here for eye candy," Foxworth said. "Obviously, I'm more attractive than anyone else that has been up here."

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