Cowboys fourth-round draft pick David Arkin attended last week’s rookie symposium expecting to hear a clear explanation from NFLPA* Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the current status of negotiations to end the lockout. He went home thinking they hadn’t given him much useful information.
“I thought we would learn more about what’s going on behind the scenes, but really didn’t,” Arkin told the News-Leader.
Arkin, an offensive lineman from Missouri State, said he got a lot more out of the speeches given by Herm Edwards and Plaxico Burress than he did from the presentations from Goodell and Smith.
“Edwards brought great energy to the room,” Arkin said. “Things he said made a lot of sense. Burress was real open about his mistakes. He owned up to them.”
So at least the rookies got something out of the symposium. But that was thanks to Edwards and Burress, not Goodell and Smith.