Roughly a week ago, Mark S. Levin, Director of Salary Cap & Agent Administration for the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) told all NFLPA Contract Advisors that the February 25, 2011 annual agent seminar in Indianapolis will be mandatory for all certified contract advisors. In the past, this seminar was one of multiple seminars that a certified contract advisor was permitted to attend in order to fulfill his obligation to attend at least one seminar per year.
The NFLPA’s reasoning for making this particular seminar mandatory is that it is the last seminar “prior to the end of the CBA and possible lockout.” This is what I find most interesting about the message sent to NFLPA Contract Advisors:
The NFLPA requests that you not book rooms at the following Indianapolis hotels as they have labor issues and our contract advisors should not do business with companies that do not treat their employees with fairness and respect. The hotels are: Hyatt Regency, Westin and Sheraton.
I’m surprised the NFLPA did not also tell players to avoid flying Brazilian airlines…you know, since the NFLPA is now promoting boycotting all companies that have labor issues…