Skipping mandatory minicamp costs $76,580 this year

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With more and more teams launching mandatory minicamps this year, disgruntled players currently under contract who have been skipping voluntary workouts may consider staying away.

Here’s what it would cost: $76,580.

That’s the fine amount specified under the 2011 labor deal for missing all three days of a mandatory minicamp in 2016. Specifically, the fine for missing the first day is $12,765. For the second day, it’s $25,525. For day three, it’s $38,290.

It’s still a bargain relative to skipping training camp. As of this year, the number moves from $30,000 per day to $40,000 per day.

These rules apply only to players under contract, not to unsigned draft picks or veterans who have not yet accepted franchise tags or restricted free agency tenders. For example, Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson won’t be fined for skipping his team’s minicamp — or for skipping any training-camp days until he signs.

8 responses to “Skipping mandatory minicamp costs $76,580 this year

  1. That’s the fine amount specified under the 2011 labor deal for missing all three days of a mandatory minicamp in 2016. Specifically, the fine for missing the first day is $12,765. For the second day, it’s $25,525. For day three, it’s $38,290.
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    Its explained in the 2011 CBA? Hmmm. Somewhere Goodell is crafting a memo to send out that will let them know that if you skip Patriots mini camp it will result in a $1,000,000 and 4 game suspension. A 4th round pick for good measure

  2. “That number really makes me feel underpaid given that I make that in a year and players lose that by not showing up for three days of practice”

    Makes it hard to feel sorry for these guys when they cry about being underpaid, doesn’t it?

  3. I_Just_Like_Typing_Comments_That_Wont_Get_Published says:
    Jun 6, 2016 8:52 AM
    That’s the fine amount specified under the 2011 labor deal for missing all three days of a mandatory minicamp in 2016. Specifically, the fine for missing the first day is $12,765. For the second day, it’s $25,525. For day three, it’s $38,290.
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    Its explained in the 2011 CBA? Hmmm. Somewhere Goodell is crafting a memo to send out that will let them know that if you skip Patriots mini camp it will result in a $1,000,000 and 4 game suspension. A 4th round pick for good measure
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    Someone sounds very salty. Can we get over the deflate gate thing already? This article doesn’t even pertain to anything Deflate Gate. Move on Patriots fans!

  4. It’s clear to everyone on PFT that Pats fans are easily the single worst group of posters on this site and other sports talk boards. It’s as if they’ve conspired in their hive mind to ruin just about every single thread no matter the topic, whining about Brady or Goodell. Give it a rest.

    You’re not going to change anyone’s mind. In fact, you’re turning people AWAY from “your cause”. Thanks to your constant whining, people actually support Goodell over Brady, and everyone hates Goodell. Congrats.

  5. I just keep preaching what I always known, Patriot Fans are sore losers, and unsportmanship.. Even Patriot kept their tainted rings, and they still want MORE from their cheating ways.. Amazing.

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