Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Top Prospects Boycotting NFL Draft

Question: If the NFL holds a draft and a handful of athletes dressed up like Huggy Bear don't come does anyone really care?

Answer: No. It will make the coverage a lot more interesting except for people who like to watch posse wannabees stroke their instant millionaire buddies.

"We plan to invite the 15-20 top prospects and their families to New York as we normally do for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. And, as always, it is the decision of the players and their families as to whether they attend," league spokesman Greg Aiello said in response to the report.

Although it no longer represents players, the NFLPA still exists "as a professional trade association with the mission of supporting the interests and rights of current and former professional football players," it said after decertifying.

Hard to understand where the interests of NFL players are served by passing on an all-expense paid vacation and enormous personal marketing opportunity. Seems like this is a negotiating ploy from a union that no longer exists.

1 comment:

  1. I think the best part of this is that the NFLPA seems to be claiming that they can offer prospects the same experience down the street. Um, what? Really? You are gonna mock up a ton of team booths, and have a cardboard cut-out of Goodell handing the prospect a jersey, and ESPN and NFL Network will have equal coverage showing you interviewing just after stepping down from the podium?


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