Apparently the NFL is pretty serious about its football cards.
The annual Rookie Premier photo shoot in Los Angeles got underway in Los Angeles with Green Bay Packers' second round pick Brandon Jackson among those posing for football cards and other NFL promotions. But not by choice.
Jackson, a running back out of Nebraska, was ordered to attend the shoot, despite a mandatory mini-camp being conducted by the Packers. He wanted to be in Green Bay, learning the team's offense. The club protested but the league said 'no' to the Pack and 'yes' to the pack.
When asked what he thought of the ruling, General Manager Ted Thompson told PackersNews.com: “I think we’ll just leave it to your imagination.”