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Published April 24, 2012
NO CONFIDENCE VOTE: The Exec Committee last Wednesday convened another conference call and voted 8-0 that they had “no confidence” in Fisher’s leadership and asked for his resignation as player president. Fisher was not on that call. The NBPA issued a press release on Friday announcing that the Exec Committee voted 8-0 for Fisher’s resignation. “The Executive Committee based its decision on numerous instances over the past six months where Fisher engaged in conduct detrimental to the union, including acting in contravention of the players’ best interests during collective bargaining, declining to follow the NBPA Constitution, and failing to uphold the duties of the Union President,” the NBPA press release stated. Fisher responded later in the evening Friday with his own press release vowing not to resign and stating the allegations against him were defamatory. Fisher stated that an independent review of the business practices and finances of the NPBA should be conducted. Fisher: “I have tried to convey the legal and moral obligations we have as union officers. Sadly, the Executive Committee has now waged a personal character attack on me to divert attention from the real issue. The truth."