NFL Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp Returns to Mud Hens Home

Toledo Mudhens LogoNFLPRESS RELEASE – Twenty-three NFL players will interview Toledo Mud Hens and Toledo Walleye general manager Joe Napoli in a mock press conference on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, as part of its NFL Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp at Bowling Green State University.

WHEN: May 13 – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Roost- Fourth Floor- Business Offices

RESTRICTIONS: Since this is a teaching exercise for the players, media is invited to take still photos and shoot b-roll (no audio) of the press conference. Media can interview NFL players at 6:45 in the BirdCage.

OTHER PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: 6:15 p.m. Ceremonial First Pitch – Peerless Price (Former Wide Receiver – BUF, ATL, DAL)

This is the second year the boot camp has been offerered as one of several programs developed by NFL Player Engagement to prepare current and former players for post-NFL careers.

The four-day progam focuses on improving each player’s writing skills for newspaper, radio and the expanding digital media industry. Panelists and facilitators for the bootcamp include NFL Legend-turned journalist Bucky Brooks of NFL.com, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, and NFL Legend and CBS commentator Solomon Wilcots. BGSU School of Media and Communications and the Sport Management program are hosting the program.

Following are the NFL players participating in the NFL Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp:

NAME — TEAM

TONY COVINGTON — Former (TB, SEA)

CAREY DAVIS — Former (IND, ATL, TB, PIT)

RASHIED DAVIS — Former (CHI, DET)

ARTURO FREEMAN — Former (MIA, NE)

BARRETT GREEN — Former (DET, NYG)

BOOMER GRIGSBY — Former (KC, MIA)

DEREK HAGAN — Former (MIA, NYG, BUF, OAK)

DARCY JOHNSON — Former (NYG, STL)

COREY MAYS — Former (NE, CIN, KC)

RANDY MCMICHAEL — Former (MIA, STL, SD)

LANGSTON MOORE — Former (CIN, ARI, DET)

MORAN NORRIS — Former (NO, HOU,SF,DET)

PEERLESS PRICE — Former (BUF, ATL, DAL)

MARCUS RAY — Former (OAK)

JAY RICHARDSON — Former (OAK, SEA, NO)

DUNTA ROBINSON — Free Agent (HOU, ATL, KC)

SAGE ROSENFELS — Former (WAS, MIA, HOU, MIN, NYG)

STEVE SANDERS — Former (CLE)

DONTE’ STALLWORTH — Former (NO, PHI, NE, CLE, BAL, WAS)

DUANE STARKS — Former (BAL, ARI, NE, OAK)

MAX STARKS — Former (PIT, STL)

TANK WILLIAMS — Former (TEN, MIN, NE)

Toledo Mud Hens kick off a four-day series against Syracuse on Tuesday, May 13. Game time is at 6:30 with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. For tickets call 419-725-HENS or go online to http://www.mudhens.com.

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