It’s possible that the supplemental draft will be the next legal battleground between the NFLPA* and NFL. For now, the former player’s union has more important things to worry about. (Like Friday’s appeal hearing.)
NFLPA* spokesman George Atallah was a surprise guest on PFT Live Wednesday, and indicated that the NFLPA* wasn’t sure whether a possible supplemental draft should be allowed or not.
“I’m not sure, we’re still looking into those issues ” Atallah said. “We’re in a situation now where we want to get this lockout resolved. It’s unfortunate that we have to debate and discuss whether something like the supplemental draft can happen.”
Atallah said they’ll let us know when they have the issue resolved, but the NFLPA* has bigger fish to fry. In the segment, Atallah also talked at length about the NFLPA* run Rookie Symposium-like event called the “Business of Football.”
It’s a great idea. We agree with Atallah that “it’s the right thing to do.”