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NFL Considering Not Inviting Academically Ineligible Players to Scouting Combine

With the NFL looking to put more of an emphasis on character and maturity, they are considering a move that would keep players who are academically ineligible from being invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports had the scoop:

The NFL is considering not inviting players who are academically ineligible in college to the Combine, a league source told CBSSports.com.

The move is being discussed because of the increased scrutiny on the maturity and commitment of the prospects entering the NFL, the source said, adding that if this measure was in place in 2013, a sizable group of players would not have been invited to Indianapolis for the Combine.

The move would make sense for the league and it would also give the college players an added incentive to stay on the right path in college.

In the past, being irresponsible and not keeping up with your studies would simply result in a slap on the wrist, but now fighters would need to take things seriously or they could be passed up and miss out on one of the biggest job interviews of their life.

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