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YOUNG NAMED NFL VP AND HAS TOUGH WORDS ON TODAY'S ATHLETE
Published January 9, 1998
Giants GM George Young was named the NFL's Senior VP/Football Operations. Young, who will report directly to Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, will handle the NFL's relations with college football, the World League in Europe and youth football. He will also serve as league office liaison with the NFL Competition Committee and be responsible for proposing an annual agenda of priorities for the committee. Young will also oversee the league's officiating process. He begins working at the NFL offices on February 2 (NFL). SAYS IT STRAIGHT: Young, after 19 seasons as the Giants GM, will be succeeded by Assistant GM Ernie Accorsi. Young: "I have things that concern me about the game in the area of sportsmanship and taunting" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/9).