Executive director Gene Upshaw of the NFL Players Association says a published report is way off base with a story about union wrongdoing.

"I'm being tried by the media," Upshaw said Sunday night in response to an artice in the Boston Globe that claims he illegally misused union funds and tried to conceal his actions. The Globe, in an article by columnist Will McDonough, quoted "unidentified Washington sources" as the basis for the story.The sources also alleged that Upshaw received a salary increase with the knowledge of union board members, but never revealed it and reportedly did not pay taxes on it.