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NFLPA Asking the Prospects to Not Attend the Draft is Way Out of Line

The recently decertified NFLPA has reportedly asked 17 top prospects to not attend the draft.

In fact, it sounds like it was more of an informing than a question. The NFLPA is telling these kids not to enter the draft as an act to boycott it.

These kids are being put in a very tricky position.

This is their dream. This is what they’ve trained for their whole career. The day for them has finally come.

Theoretically.

The NFLPA telling them to not attend the draft is just ridiculous. It not only puts a halt to their dreams, but it takes away the moment that they would remember forever. It’s not something they are ever going to be able to get back.

If I were a top prospect, I can tell you that I would have some harsh words for the NFLPA.

I don’t care whose fault the lockout is, or who has the majority of the blame. It’s not worth taking away a life memory over. The league will agree to a deal. There will be football this fall.

Perhaps the part that makes me the most disgusted, however, is a source close to the situation saying, “As of right now, this is 100 percent happening. This is going down.”

I don’t know how much to read into that statement, as it may have no credibility whatsoever, but it makes my stomach do flips each time I read it.

Dear potential first round picks, attend the draft, because if you don’t, it might be the biggest regret you ever have.

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One response to “NFLPA Asking the Prospects to Not Attend the Draft is Way Out of Line

  1. Josh Eberley March 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    “Dear potential first round picks, attend the draft, because if you don’t, it might be the biggest regret you ever have. ”

    Honestly couldn’t have said it any better.

    1. The NFLPA does not exist as things stand currently.
    2. The young draftees are not even NFL players yet.
    3. They worked to hard and deserve there moment of spotlight far to much to be a political statement.

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