NFL teams could lose picks if they ask inappropriate questions during the draft process.
According to ESPN, NFL teams will be fined a minimum of $150,000 and lose a pick between the first and fourth rounds if they are “disrespectful, inappropriate, or unprofessional” during the interview process. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Furthermore, the Wonderlic test, which is a standardized test for players entering the league, is being eliminated.
NFL teams could lose draft pick, face fines for unprofessional conduct during draft prospect interviews:https://t.co/sbGU6roXPH
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2022
While that’s the most egregious example, there are much more minor ones on a regular basis.
The NFL issued a warning to teams that they could lose a draft pick (between rounds 1-4) and face significant fines (minimum of $150K) if club representatives conduct themselves unprofessionally in interviews with draft prospects, per the AP. https://t.co/4k3vp21hai?
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 5, 2022
Do I think you should be asking a player if their mother is a prostitute? No, but do I think it’s acceptable to ask very tough and uncomfortable questions?
Without a doubt. After all, these players are about to be very highly-paid employees. You’re not going to invest millions into someone if you don’t know their background and who they are.
Trey Adams with the best answer ever to a combine question pic.twitter.com/AvGI9uOPFg
— Sordi 🐬 (@FinsOrDie) February 29, 2020
We’ll see which team gets punished first under the new rules because we all know that’s coming!