NFL Will Require Prospects to Submit to Background Checks Before Draft Events

February 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL will reportedly investigate prospects who plan on attending the NFL Scouting Combine or "other league-related draft events," per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
On Tuesday, Florio explained this new policy, detailing what the NFL and college prospects must go through before the league investigates the players:
The prospect must provide authorization to the NFL during the Scouting Combine registration process. If the prospect refuses to provide authorization, the prospect’s invitation to participate in the Scouting Combine will be revoked, according to the memo sent on January 25 to all team presidents, General Managers and coaches.
This comes on the heels of a report from Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today that said, "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."   
Jones added, "Invited prospects wou...

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