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ESPN, NFL Network agree not to tweet draft picks in advance

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05:33 PM ET 04.22 | ESPN and the NFL Network will have extensive coverage of the 2013 NFL Draft and both networks have agreed to prevent employees from tweeting draft picks before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces them, according to Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch. Twitter's increasing popularity has dampened the mystique of the NFL Draft to some fans throughout the league. Instead of waiting for Goodell to announce the next pick, fans can often head to Twitter minutes in advance to see who will be selected. Essentially, Twitter served as a spoiler in years past for the NFL Draft. The agreement is only valid for the first two rounds. ESPN NFL senior coordinating producer Seth Markman believes the no-tweeting edict is the right thing for NFL fans and for his network.

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April 22, 2013  05:47 PM ET

I can't wait to find out, please Tweet Me!!!!

April 22, 2013  05:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I can't wait to find out, please Tweet Me!!!!

You heard of The Movie The Full Monty? In this years Draft we will get The Full Manti!!!!

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April 22, 2013  07:04 PM ET

Why can't people who don't want to know just stay away from Twitter? Seems simple to me...

April 22, 2013  07:05 PM ET
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Why can't people who don't want to know just stay away from Twitter? Seems simple to me...

Or at the very least, unfollow the insiders.

April 22, 2013  07:09 PM ET

I've heard that the Big Show and Kane are being courted by the 'Skins....

April 22, 2013  08:35 PM ET

These idiot employees are shooting themselves in the foot by tweeting. The NFL depends on the long drawn out suspense so they can run tons of commercials which makes lots of money for all those that produce the draft extravaganza. They should make employees sign a waiver that declares that if they leak the results of the teams draft that they will be subject to a $10,000 fine.

 
April 22, 2013  08:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

You heard of The Movie The Full Monty? In this years Draft we will get The Full Manti!!!!

I wonder if he's arrogant enough to actually attend the draft? Now that would be ugly!

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