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Could draftees wear NFLPA hats on stage?

Posted on: April 13, 2011 12:17 pm
 
The following scene could happen at the NFL draft.

Team selects player. Player at the draft is told he's been picked by, say, the New York Giants. Player is backstage with mother, father, sister and Aunt Joan. Everyone hugs. Someone cries. Someone always cries. Player walks out to shake hands with commissioner Roger Goodell.

But instead of sticking to tradition of wearing cap of team that just selected the player, maybe the draftee instead wears an NFLPA cap as a show of support for the former union while on stage with the commissioner. Such a maneuver would be a direct thumb in the eye of Goodell, if it happened.

This is all hypothetical but I wouldn't be shocked if we saw this. Wouldn't be shocked at all.

There could be other potential statements. I'm getting the feeling that the trade association isn't going to let the draft slip by without some sort of public show of unity and I'm getting the feeling the NFL will try to stop any such show.

Which is why this draft could be so interesting to watch.

Category: NFL
Tags: NFL Labor
 
Comments

Since: Feb 20, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Could draftees wear NFLPA hats on stage?

Why there is no current NFLPA so what's the point or are they still a labor union I thought they disbanded either stop being a union or else come one again.



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: April 13, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Could draftees wear NFLPA hats on stage?

love how he says the giants when mara is one of the only owners doin the right thing by his organization...any player would be proud to wear a ny giant cap



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Could draftees wear NFLPA hats on stage?

Yalacki, I think you meant "you're such a douche", douche.  Now, go back to studying for your GED.



Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Could draftees wear NFLPA hats on stage?


Ya because 200,000.00 is just the right number. your such a doosh.




Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 2:43 pm
 

Could draftees wear NFLPA hats on stage?

Wishful thinking indeed.

While the hyperlink/banner/title usually sucks me into reading the article, it usually takes me no more than two or three sentences to look back to the top of the screen and realize that I was duped into another one of Freeman's craptastic missives, better suited for a college sports blog than one of the primary sports sites on the Internet.

Go back to reporting junior high wrestling and chess; you don't belong in the big time.




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: April 13, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Could draftees wear NFLPA hats on stage?

The NFL oweners would love if the drafted players wore an NFLPA hat.  It just further proves the owners case, decertifying the union was a scam.




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: April 13, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Could draftees wear NFLPA hats on stage?

Why would a high pic do this?  The NFLPA wants to lower high draft pic salries don't they?

Why would they do this?  Because unions like the NFLPA compare to a cult.  A cult lead by sheep followed by more sheep..... it's the biggest joke in today's society and one that just won't go away.  Unions were good at one time but they overstayed their welcome.  Yes, without unions  A LONG TIME AGO things would be different today.  We don't need them anymore though, the courts would do just fine dealing with bad employers.  



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: April 13, 2011 2:33 pm
 

Could draftees wear NFLPA hats on stage?

This would just be more stupidity on the part of the union and the players.  Why not let the negotiators deal with settling this dispute and everyone else just try and act like adults.  I know that is a lot to ask at this point, but a little maturity would go a long way in winning back the folks that indirectly pay the bills. 



Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: April 13, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Could draftees wear NFLPA hats on stage?




Since: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: April 13, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Could draftees wear NFLPA hats on stage?

Why would a high pic do this?  The NFLPA wants to lower high draft pic salries don't they?


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