NFL scouts barred from NFLPA bowl

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL has barred scouts from attending a Jan. 21 bowl game organized by the players' association, upsetting the union.

A league rule prohibits team scouts from being at practices or games of a college all-star game that includes underclassmen. The NFLPA College All-Star Game at Carson, Calif., will include underclassmen who have given up their eligibility and declared for the draft.

NFLPA spokesman George Atallah says the union "could consider any group boycott as maybe a violation of antitrust laws."

The NCAA says the union consulted with it about eligibility issues for the game.