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NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith enjoying son Alex’s lacrosse career at Maryland

NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith enjoying son Alex’s lacrosse career at Maryland

Much was at stake when DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, and his 17-year-old son Alex hit the golf course for a nine-hole round in the summer of 2016.

If the younger Smith won, he could skip playing soccer in his senior year at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac. But if the elder Smith could pull off the upset, he would be able to watch his son play his fourth and final season of soccer for the Lions.

“I played the best seven holes of golf on the planet,” DeMaurice Smith, 55, recalled Wednesday. “I shot the lights out and then completely fell into the abyss on [Nos.] eight and nine. I think he won by three strokes, and that was...

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