NFLPA to revive rookie symposium

The artist formerly known as the NFL Players Association made a very good move today by deciding to put on its own version of the rookie symposium late next month.

The NFL had canceled its annual event — formerly a joint venture with the NFLPA — last week because of the lockout.

Thanks to the NFLPA, all draft picks will now get an education on what it takes to be a professional both on and off the field. “The Business of Football: Rookie Edition” will take place June 28-29 in Washington, D.C.

It also won’t hurt NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith to curry a little good favor with many of his constituents. If this lockout drags on, more than a few people are going to be angling to oust Smith.


Loading Comments...

Ski season updates, free from The Boston Globe.
Get the Globe's free newsletter, It's All Downhill, for the latest from the slopes.
Thanks for signing up!