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NFL to hold second Sports Journalism and Communications Boot Camp


For the second straight year, the NFL will hold its Sports Journalism and Communications Boot Camp for current and former players, the league said Tuesday.

The program, held from May 12 through May 15 at Bowling Green State University, focuses upon the writing skills utilized in a variety of media careers. Activities include covering a Toledo Mud Hens baseball game.

Expert panelists and facilitators for the four-day session include Peter King of The MMQB and NBC’s “Football Night in America.”

Twenty-three players are slated to participate: Raheem Brock, Tony Covington, Carey Davis, Rashied Davis, Arturo Freeman, Barrett Green, Boomer Grigsby, Derek Hagan, Darcy Johnson, Corey Mays, Randy McMichael, Langston Moore, Moran Norris, Peerless Price, Marcus Ray, Jay Richardson, Dunta Robinson, Sage Rosenfels, Steve Sanders, Donte’ Stallworth, Duane Starks, Max Starks and Tank Williams.

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10 Responses to “NFL to hold second Sports Journalism and Communications Boot Camp”
  1. djaehne says: Apr 29, 2014 10:49 PM

    ..and now, back to the draft.

  2. primenumber19 says: Apr 29, 2014 10:58 PM

    Four days? I’m sure that can fill in the gaps of the sham education these guys received while “student-athletes”

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 29, 2014 11:08 PM

    Of the players who participated, twenty three were given the boot.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 29, 2014 11:10 PM

    Boot camp was hell. “All day you’re up in someone’s grill, firing live questions. Don’t these guys ever brush their teeth? And the body odor, don’t get me started on that….”.

  5. uncletuna says: Apr 29, 2014 11:21 PM

    What session is Peter King to lead – Journalism: Ethics & Credibility?!?

  6. buckybadger says: Apr 30, 2014 12:35 AM

    To get any real paying broadcasting job you usually need name recognition or be very good. Great to have options for these guys when they get done with football but I think a finance class and investments would better serve them.

  7. flaccoishermanmunster says: Apr 30, 2014 6:55 AM

    Maybe analysts and play by play folks should attend too.

  8. chieftaindawg says: Apr 30, 2014 7:14 AM

    And you say the NFL doesn’t do anything for its former players….but really, those guys are an untapped resource of knowledge. You just gotta mold and shape them for public consumption.

  9. cougarts76 says: Apr 30, 2014 12:01 PM

    Rich guys taking jobs away from regular folks…

  10. djshnooks says: Apr 30, 2014 4:13 PM

    So it’s for players whose careers ended unceremoniously…and now they can’t seem to find work anywhere else?

    Got it.

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