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NFLPA: Cam Newton to participate in ‘Rookie Debut’

- Associated Press - Monday, April 11, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Heisman Trophy winners Cam Newton and Mark Ingram are among 20 college football players the NFL Players Association says plan to participate in its events on the same three days as the NFL draft.

The "NFLPA Rookie Debut" from April 28-30 is slated to involve more than 20 current or former NFL players, including Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall, and Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk, Eric Dickerson and Warren Moon.

A dinner in New York on April 28 from 4-6 p.m., ends two hours before the draft begins.

The NFLPA calls its event "a celebration of legacy _ of past, present and future football players coming together to honor those making the journey from prospect to professional."

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