Billy Hunter

American football player

1942 –

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Who is Billy Hunter?

George William "Billy" Hunter is a former executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, the players' union of the National Basketball Association. He is also a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins. He graduated from Delaware Township High School in Delaware Township, New Jersey, and played college football for Syracuse University. While a student-athlete at Syracuse, "he helped organize the school's boycott of Southern schools whose stadiums were segregated" He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Following his football career, Hunter attended law school and became an attorney. One of the youngest United States Attorneys in history, he was appointed to Northern California, where he prosecuted high-profile Federal defendants including members of Hells Angels and the Black Panther Party. Hunter was named the executive director of the NBPA in 1996.

Hunter has received criticism for employing many family members within the NBPA.

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Born
Nov 5, 1942
Camden
Also known as
  • George William Hunter
  • Billy
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Syracuse University
Lived in
  • Camden

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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