NFL Bans Players Convicted of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence from Combine

February 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL informed teams of a policy change for the NFL Scouting Combine "in a memo from the NFL's executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent late last month," per Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today.
Jones provided the details Monday: "The NFL will no longer allow players with convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapons offenses to attend the annual scouting combine in Indianapolis."
"Invited prospects would be barred from 'any league-related event' if a background check turns up a felony or misdemeanor conviction," Jones noted. "Players that refuse to submit to a background check will also be uninvited."
Those players would also not be invited to the draft.
Jones pointed out former Michigan Wolverines linebacker and Seattle Seahawks second-round pick Frank Clark would not have been allowed at the combine for the 2015 draft if the rule had been in place then, noting "Clark pleaded guilty to a lesser charge after an arrest for a domestic v...

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