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    NFL Roundup: NFL Rookie Symposium

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    June 28, 2006

    Author: Mike Wobschall, vikings.com


    While most NFL coaches and veterans are enjoying a month away from football before training camps begin in late July, the league's rookies are in San Diego attending the 10th annual NFL Rookie Symposium. The four-day orientation will introduce the 2006 NFL Draft class to life in the NFL.

    The symposium's aim is to carefully breakdown the challenges and opportunities that await the rookies. Learning lessons on personal finance, off-the-field conduct, media policies, day-to-day conduct, and NFL security is valuable information for the new players as they begin their life in the NFL. Current and former players who have been through both troubling and positive situations will address the players over the four days. The symposium will also be comprised of presentations, videos and workshops about the operation of the NFL.

    Troy Vincent, current president of the National Football League Player's Association, addressed the players in regard to Association's responsibilities and benefits, while former NFL and Vikings defensive lineman Esera Tuaolo spoke to the rookies about tolerance. A panel that includes Falcons running back Warrick Dunn, Eagles defensive end Jerome McDougle and Colts linebacker Gary Brackett is going to discuss overcoming adversity, with the expectation that riding motorcycles will come up. That issue is paramount to the league considering two of its rising stars, Kellen Winslow II and Ben Roethlisberger, have had their careers threatened due to motorcycle accidents.

    Other topics that will be covered during the symposium are: life skills, personal conduct, life as a rookie, substances of abuse, personal experiences, family issues, player development, football operations, and success in the NFL and life after football.

    Outside of those already mentioned, those scheduled to address the rookies include members of the NFL league office and clubs, professionals in specialized fields, and former NFL players who have experienced first-hand the challenges that come with being an NFL player.

    The rookies will also take part in the fourth annual NFL Youth Football Clinic, held each year during the symposium. The event benefits hundreds of local youths and introduces the rookies to charity work in the community.

    FSN North, Vikings reach agreement

    FSN North and the Vikings reached an agreement last week that makes the region's most preeminent outlet for sports television the team's exclusive cable partner. FSN and the Vikings have set an aggressive programming schedule for the 2006 season.

    A 52-week, half hour show titled "Vikings Weekly", live coverage from Winter Park on draft day, and live coverage of weekly press conferences are just a few of the programs that will be aired on the network. "Vikings Live", featuring live post-game coverage following select 2006 regular-season games, will also be included in the programming.

    "We realize there is an appetite for more Vikings programming, and it's exciting to be associated with one of the NFL's legendary franchises," said Mike Dimond, FSN North Vice President and General Manager.

    "This partnership allows us to provide extensive additional programming and insight to Vikings fans throughout the Upper Midwest," said Steve LaCroix, Vikings Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

    Edina native and KMOV-TV (St. Louis) sports reporter Ann Carroll returns to the Twin Cities to join the FSN North team as the primary Vikings correspondent.

    More Monday nights

    The Vikings are scheduled to appear on Monday Night Football twice in 2006. The Washington Redskins host the Vikings on opening weekend (9/11) and then the Patriots will visit the Metrodome (10/30).

    Reed signs extension with Ravens

    Ravens defensive back Ed Reed has agreed to terms on a six-year extension with the team. The former first-round draft choice out of Miami has been negotiating with team officials off and on for about a year. Reed was entering the final year of his original deal and the Ravens made it a priority to lock up the two-time All-Pro. Reed was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, just three seasons into his career. In 2004, he led the league with nine interceptions and set an NFL record with 358 yards on interception returns.

    "Ed is one of the bright young stars in the NFL," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said. "He's already had outstanding production, including his MVP season in 2004. He's an emerging leader on our defense, and to the whole team for that matter. The way he works, the way he prepares, speaks volumes to his teammates."

    Over his four-year career with Baltimore, the dynamic Reed has tallied 307 tackles and has intercepted opposing quarterbacks 22 times. He has also blocked four punts, returning three of them for touchdowns.

    Amphetamines banned

    In an attempt to toughen its stance on drugs, the NFL has added amphetamines to its list of banned performance-enhancing substances. Previously, amphetamines were listed as a "substance-abuse drug," but are now in the same category as steroids and other enhancers, which carry much stronger penalties for violators.

    Next year will be a transition year, with violators being admitted to the league's drug program. In 2007, regular testing will begin. A first positive test will result in a four-game suspension, the same penalty now levied for positive steroids tests. In addition to the amphetamines change, the penalty for a second positive test for performance-enhancing drugs was increased from six to eight games. A third positive test still carries a one-year suspension.

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    "singersp" wrote:
    [size=18px] NFL Roundup[/size]

    June 28, 2006

    Author: Mike Wobschall, vikings.com



    Troy Vincent, current president of the National Football League Player's Association, addressed the players in regard to Association's responsibilities and benefits, while former NFL and Vikings defensive lineman Esera Tuaolo spoke to the rookies about tolerance. A panel that includes Falcons running back Warrick Dunn, Eagles defensive end Jerome McDougle and Colts linebacker Gary Brackett is going to discuss overcoming adversity, with the expectation that riding motorcycles will come up. That issue is paramount to the league considering two of its rising stars, Kellen Winslow II and Ben Roethlisberger, have had their careers threatened due to motorcycle accidents.


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    How can this guy say that Kellen Winslow is a star when he only played in 2 games his rookie season and he hasn't played for almost 2 years! I guess I judge my stars by different guidelines, and not just by if a player has a big mouth like Winslow!
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    Re: NFL Roundup: NFL Rookie Symposium

    "whackthepack" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    [size=18px] NFL Roundup[/size]

    June 28, 2006

    Author: Mike Wobschall, vikings.com



    Troy Vincent, current president of the National Football League Player's Association, addressed the players in regard to Association's responsibilities and benefits, while former NFL and Vikings defensive lineman Esera Tuaolo spoke to the rookies about tolerance. A panel that includes Falcons running back Warrick Dunn, Eagles defensive end Jerome McDougle and Colts linebacker Gary Brackett is going to discuss overcoming adversity, with the expectation that riding motorcycles will come up. That issue is paramount to the league considering two of its rising stars, Kellen Winslow II and Ben Roethlisberger, have had their careers threatened due to motorcycle accidents.


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    How can this guy say that Kellen Winslow is a star when he only played in 2 games his rookie season and he hasn't played for almost 2 years! I guess I judge my stars by different guidelines, and not just by if a player has a big mouth like Winslow!
    That was a misprint...he meant to say "RIDING" stars! :evil4:
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    That was a misprint...he meant to say "RIDING" stars! :evil4:
    you mean like this .... the perfect motorcycle outfit for two of the NFL's stars ...

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    Isn't this where the players get their pictures for the upcoming cards? Or is this something completley different?

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    im already starting the thread dude
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