Coming on the heels of reports the NFLPA* plans to discourage incoming rookies from attending the NFL Draft in April, spokesman George Atallah gave an update Tuesday on the union’s position.
“Let me also correct the record: the NFLPA is not asking anyone to ‘boycott’ anything. NFL Draft in particular,” Atallah wrote. [He forgot the asterisk.] “The NFL Draft is special. Players and their families will be in NYC. It just may be different. We will provide details when we can.”
“Different” would likely be a function run by the union, presumably with separate media.
So the league will be annoyed, fans will be annoyed, but there is only lucky ballroom in Manhattan that may make some extra coin this April.