Report: Merton Hanks no longer NFL VP of football operations

Monday April 11th, 2016

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Merton Hanks will no longer serve as the NFL’s vice president of football operations, reports ESPN’s Adam Caplan. 

It is unclear if the change was a firing or resignation. Pro Football Talk reports the move was the result of an “effort by the league” to upgrade the position.

In his role, Hanks was responsible for making the league’s initial decisions about on-field discipline, including handing out fines to players. 

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Hanks played in the NFL for nine seasons after entering the league as a fifth-round pick. He made four Pro Bowls, was a three-time All-Pro, and won a Super Bowl title with the San Francisco 49ers.

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