Washington Redskins players go long in favor of TSA union

Alexander told the website that TSA workers "have a hard job as it is."

"They get a lot of flack for just doing their job because people feel they're being violated," he said. "I can understand why they feel unappreciated."

The National Treasury Employees Union and American Federation of Government Employees competed in an April election to represent TSA employees after TSA Administrator John Pistole agreed to allow employees to decide if they wanted a union. Neither union won 50 percent plus one of the votes cast, so a runoff began this week.

The Redskins players have some time to keep on an eye on the TSA elections because an appeals court issued a stay on a decision by a Minnesota U.S. District Court to overturn the NFL lockout in April. The case is being reviewed now by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.