Last updated on: 12/7/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Kermit Alexander Biography

Title:
Former NFL player and President of the NFL Players Association
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“I urge a no vote on Prop. 62 [to repeal California’s death penalty] and yes on Prop. 66 [to speed up California’s death penalty] to ensure the worst of the worst killers receive the strongest sentence. A yes on Prop. 66 brings closure to families while saving California taxpayers millions of dollars every year.”

“Letters to the Editor, Oct. 1,” sfchronicle.com, Sep. 30, 2016

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Board Member, Lott IMPACT Trophy
  • Former President, NFL Players Association, 1975-1976
  • Former NFL Player, Philadelphia Eagles, 1972-1973
  • Former NFL Player, Los Angeles Rams, 1970-1971
  • Former NFL Player, San Francisco 49ers, 1963-1969
  • Former Probation Officer, County of San Francisco
Education:
  • Attended University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Other:
  • Member, UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame, 1986
  • His mother, sister, and two nephews were murdered in Los Angeles on Aug. 31, 1984