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NFLPA to stage program for rookies

Updated: May 31, 2011, 7:09 PM ET
Associated Press

The NFL Players Association will stage a two-day educational program for rookies at the end of June and cover all costs.

One week after the league canceled its annual rookie symposium because of the owners' lockout of the players, the NFLPA has set up what it calls "The Business of Football, Rookie Edition" for Washington on June 28-29. Every drafted rookie -- all 254 of them -- is invited.

"We're doing this because it's the right thing to do," NFLPA spokesman George Atallah said.

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