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NFL bans convicted draft hopefuls from Combine

NFL bans convicted draft hopefuls from Combine
Posted at 12:13 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 12:13:47-05

The NFL will be making a bit of a change to their operations this year at the NFL Combine, or any league event in the offseason. The league sent a memo to every single franchise that detailed one thing:

College players that have been convicted with either misdemeanor or felony charges for domestic violence, sexual assault, or weapons offenses will not be invited to participate in the Combine like in past years.

Also in the memo, players that refuse to submit to background checks will also find themselves without an invite to the event.

The NFL Combine, essentially known as the biggest job interview going for NFL players, is an event for hundreds of college football draft hopefuls to work out for, and interview with teams in the hope that they get selected in the NFL Draft. It annually takes place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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