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Players Enroll In Offseason Business School

Six Redskins are taking part in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program this offseason.

Linebacker Rocky McIntosh has enrolled in the business workshop at Harvard Business School.

Safety Adam Archuleta, defensive linemen Jared Clauss, Demetric Evans and Phillip Daniels and cornerback Shawn Springs have enrolled in the business workshop at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

The program is part of an ongoing NFL-NFL Players Association initiative to assist players in preparing for their post-playing careers. This year, 116 current and retired NFL players have signed up for the program.

It's the third year that NFL players will take part in the program, which also includes workshops at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Last year, 112 current and retired NFL players participated at the four business schools. In the program's first season in 2005, 66 players participated at Harvard Business School and the Wharton School.

Many players view the workshops as a useful tool in helping them to start a business or multiple businesses after their playing days are over. The workshops include coursework in business management, personal finance and sports careers.

"This will give me a foundation to build upon," New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees said in a press release issued by the NFL.

The Harvard Business School and the Wharton School whold three-day programs for players starting Sunday, Feb. 25 and continue the coursework with an additional three-day session in early April.

The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Kellogg School of Management run three-day sessions beginning March 4 and April 1, respectively.

Player enrollment criteria include level of education, professional business experience, interest in starting, owning, or managing a business, and leadership and community involvement.

Under the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement, players may be reimbursed for up to $15,000 this year for education expenses at an accredited institution of higher learning.

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