The NFL is cancelling next month’s rookie symposium in Canton, Ohio, due to the unresolved labor situation, this according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It’s the first event cancelled due to the league’s calendar by the impasse.
The symposium is designed to teach rookies life lessons on dealing with football, finances and their new lifestyle. Many players who have been through the symposium have said it has been a positive first step in their transition into the NFL.
But with the NFL and NFLPA at an impasse and with both sides waiting for a June 3rd court hearing before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on the legality of the ongoing lockout, the event is not going forward.
The symposium was scheduled to kick off June 26th and would have been held in Canton, the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, for the first time.
Up until now, teams have laid off or furloughed employees, but no events had been wiped off the NFL calendar.