The NFL calls itself the ultimate reality show. And that label could be perfectly applicable on Thursday, April 28, if Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller accepts the league’s invitation to the 2011 draft.
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that the NFL has invited Miller to the festivities.
Miller is one of the 10 plaintiffs in the Brady antitrust lawsuit. Thus, if Miller accepts the invitation, he’ll be crossing the stage and shaking hands with the man who runs the entity that Miller is suing.
Miller represents all 2011 draft picks who may be subject to a rookie wage scale or an entering player pool if/when the lockout is lifted. The lawsuit does not yet attempt to block the draft, presumably since the expired labor deal contemplates that a draft will occur in 2011.
Per La Canfora, 20 total players have been invited. We previously reported that Alabama running back Mark Ingram has received an invitation.
Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn and Alabama receiver Julio Jones have accepted the league’s invitation to attend. La Canfora reports that “several” others have accepted as well.