Report: NFL May Not Invite Academically Ineligible Players To Combine

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This would be a shitty thing to do:

The NFL is considering not inviting players who are academically ineligible in college to the scouting combine, a league source told

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.

This would be a classic Roger Goodell move. No one is invoking Aaron Hernandez's name just yet, but this looks an awful lot like a trial balloon being sent up in uncertain winds. We'll keep saying it: The Hernandez case is going to bring out the very worst in everyone.