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NFL rookie symposium called off

Updated: May 24, 2011, 5:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL has canceled next month's rookie symposium because of the ongoing lockout.

League spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday the decision was made because of "the uncertainty of the labor issues we are facing and the logistical challenges of conducting the symposium."

"The symposium is a large, complex event involving many professionals and others," he added. "In fairness, we could not continue to keep their commitment on hold."

The symposium, which was ...

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