It was brought to my attention today that the NFLPA adopted a very harsh agent regulation back in April. It states that agents are strictly prohibited from having any contact with college football players who aren’t three years out of high school (including email contact). There wasn’t much press on it, but here it is:
NFLPA REGULATIONS – RECRUITING PROSPECTIVE PLAYERS WHO ARE
INELIGIBLE FOR THE NFL DRAFT
Be it resolved, that Section 3B (Prohibited Conduct) of the NFLPA Regulations Governing Contract Advisors be amended to provide that a Contract Advisor or a representative of the Contract Advisor or anyone acting on his/her behalf is prohibited from communicating with (including but not limited to in person contact or by means of telephonic or electronic communication) a prospective player who is ineligible for the NFL Draft pursuant to Article XVI of the CBA, or communicating with (including but
not limited to in person contact or by means of telephonic or electronic communication) any person in a position to influence a prospective player who is ineligible to be drafted pursuant to Article XVI of the CBA until the prospective player becomes eligible for the NFL Draft.
Be it further resolved, that a Contract Advisor or a representative of the Contract Advisor,
or any person affiliated with the Contract Advisor is also prohibited from speaking or
presenting to groups of prospective players in a setting where prospective players who
are ineligible for the NFL Draft pursuant to Article XVI are present at such presentation.
Be it further resolved, that a Contract Advisor may send any prospective player or
prospective player’s parent(s), relative(s) or legal guardian(s) promotional brochures as
long as the information is general and not specifically directed to a particular player.
Amidst the rumors circulating that the union plans to cut agent fees from 3% to 2%, this rule makes it even harder for agents to survive.
I was also shocked to find out today that Durant failed to bench press 185lbs. once in his pre-draft workouts. I know he is an incredible talent and he’ll obviously get stronger once he gets to the league. But, he has to do better than that.