Despite the original rookie symposium – an event that covers money management, media relations, professionalism and anything else that one can expect upon entering the NFL – being canceled by the league due to the lockout, a symposium of some kind will still take place.
The NFL Players Association has stepped in and created a symposium of its own, replacing the one that was supposed to take place June 26th at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. The new event will be called “The Business of Football: Rookie Edition” and will take place June 28-29 in Washington, D.C.
The event will cover just about everything a rookie would discover in the NFL’s symposium, making this a great move on the part of the Players Association. I think a lot of rookies could be overwhelmed by the entire atmosphere of the NFL, and while it seems like a great deal of players abuse their new privileges and wealth, the reality is that most players are better off because they are given an idea of what to expect once their careers begin.
All 254 players selected in the draft will be invited to the event.