So the NFL Trade Association won't hold a draft event opposite the NFL Draft after all.
It was a stupid idea anyway.The idea was to keep top draft picks away from the league event, which meant no shaking hands with the commissioner on draft night.
I think some wise-guy agents were behind the movement, but the trade association was said to be considering it.
In the end, cooler heads prevailed. Players will now to go to New York for their dream day, a chance to be on the stage after hearing their name announced The trade association didn't put them in a tough spot.
Now they don't have to worry about offending the rank-and-file of the league. Now they can do what they want. If they want to go, they do it. If not, they don't go.
Having an option was simply a bad idea that needed to go away.