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NFL Combine: no prospects with criminal convictions

Posted by Chris Brown on February 9, 2016 – 10:57 am

The NFL Combine could wind up having fewer prospects on hand later this month after the league announced via memo to its 32 member clubs that college players with misdemeanor or felony convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapons offenses won’t be invited.

Also players who refuse to submit to a background check will not be invited. Those players with convictions would not be allowed to attend the NFL draft as the memo reportedly stated that the policy applies to “any league-related event.”

According to a USA Today report, NFL Executive VP of football operations Troy Vincent wrote the following in his memo in reference to the policy.

“It is important for us to remain strongly committed to league values as we demonstrate to our fans, future players, coaches, general managers, and others who support our game that character matters.”

Players who fall into this category are permitted to participate in pro days, personal workouts and regional combines.


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