Monday, March 14, 2011

Report: NFLPA Urging 2011 NFL Draft Boycott

As future NFL stars prepare for the 2011 NFL Draft on April 28-30, current locked out stars are reportedly telling them to stay away from next month's draft in New York.

According to According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the NFL Players Association is so upset over failed collective bargaining negoiations, that it's devising a plan to prevent the nation's top prospects from attending the draft.

The NFL usually invites 15-20 of the top prospects to attend the draft. According to Schefter, the NFLPA has already informed 17 of the prospects not to go.

The NFLPA is also reportedly considering competing network to do post-draft interviews with the players.

Last Friday, collective bargaining talks broke down between the NFL and NFLPA, leading to decertification of the NFL union. The move how gives the players the rights to take the NFL to court under antitrust law.

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