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Well the NFL draft is tonight and there -- a ton of money on the line and it is happening amid a major development in the NFL labor battle Robert Gray.
Are these kids ready for what could be coming your way.
They'll tell me that they are Chirac talked to a number of the top draft pick prospects you know what could be a while until they got to hit that -- though because of the strike.
-- the lockout has been lifted the appeal by the NFL was rejected they're gonna -- to get back to business tomorrow.
And I and I commits I talk to than the other day though and all of -- two men said they don't wanna be a statistic that statistic 40% of players are broken five years after they leave that the leak.
Texas idioms Von Miller tells me is -- his agent he won't let him spend all of his money and I get a lot of what prints -- -- told us from Nebraska.
I know -- local Uncle Sam was going to be a big part of my life it's been so I know I got I'm not gonna payment gonna come get his.
But I'm I think it just starts would have a good financial advisor and around -- and accounted -- very cheap guys -- no.
I -- I'm gonna have a lot -- I'll I'll -- spend more money how much better than I do myself.
What a guy -- was he was oppressed great guy that in the NFL putting out -- -- their teams today outlining about how they're gonna get back to business and -- Bob -- professor of sports business a lawyer a former agent as well he's over at the NYU Tisch school.
Thanks for joining us and taught us about what this means they're letting people back into the facilities now as ordered by the judge the -- not over.
Well the NFL Lockett is over the log into the moments players are back in no no one knows the rules and we have no agreement in the NFL's in -- in Minnesota asking for a state to put the players back out so.
Very much uncertainty today but also you have to keep in mind NFL's and yes you can come work out but you must still be self insured Colt McCoy was earlier told me.
There's insurance policy is very expensive especially given his shoulder hit -- injury history.
You have to be self insured they are paying them a little bit -- -- -- -- 130 -- today for some of these workouts but.
We really don't know what's going on free -- yet those rules won't be out until tomorrow at their earliest after the first round tonight.
It's a great deal of uncertainty because -- teams are going to have to draft tonight not knowing who they're going to fill -- with their needs with via free agency.
That's the opposite of how it's been the last two decades so teams may change their draft strategy.
They may look to pick different players and they might have because they don't know which pro players they would be filling needs with from free agency and they don't know if and when they'll be able to do that.
Yet a lot of -- -- draft pick guys the prospects I talked to.
We're saying -- the draft could be upside down sort of you know what they've been talk about all along with their agents and and planning it could be -- upside down and -- it's gonna be a little bit of chaos and you say.
Draft day might be Christmas.
For some of the up prospects are getting drafted but it's not the best day for agents -- agents hate draft day in everyone smiles and -- is in a wonderful day for you know it almost everything that happens Bernie John breathtakingly bad because -- players can slide.
They can ultimately lose their client and every time -- players picked that's money the player that's -- aging isn't getting from the player because they're losing it and signing bonuses and other salary.
So it's pretty horrible day for agents this one's worse because no -- you can tell any player what.
They're gonna make and -- they're gonna get paid and agents have been often -- lending money or sponsoring -- players in terms of training expenses and living expenses since December January when they signed with -- yeah and the lower traffic prospects wanna have that opportunity or that option and and you say it's maybe even harder for the veterans here.
Because you're watching the draft wonder if -- getting drafted to take your spot but you don't know in some misses if you are free agent or not.
That's right there there's a whole category of players who were tagged with the franchise tag that means that -- the the team the player the team wants most but that could potentially be declared illegal or invalid at some point by a judicial proceeding.
-- some of the biggest name players in the sport including Peyton Manning who was tagged.
Could potentially be free agents before -- it's -- season starts again.
All right Bob -- and explaining where we are right now who knows where we're gonna go in and show this thing is going to be a lot of if -- a lot of entertainment and Al draws the NBA playoffs the NFL draft tonight so I you've got to think.
Walt Disney and the NFL network both are winners are at Disney's ESP and we brought televising the event tonight -- because suffer -- -- tomorrow with you Robert -- thank you very.
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