NFL Prohibits Reporters From Tweeting Draft Picks in Advance, NBA Doesn’t Have Same Policy
The NFL instituted a new policy this year that prevented reporters from their media partners from Tweeting picks from the NFL Draft in advance, but the NBA doesn’t have the same policy.
According to a report from Richard Sandomir of The New York Times, the NFL secured agreements not only from ESPN reporters like Adam Schefter but from CBS, Fox and NBA “that their reporters would not report who was being drafted in advance.
ESPN is broadcasting the Draft and agreed to the terms because fans were getting upset when they knew the picks in advance.
“As network partners of the NFL, we encourage and appreciate your coverage of the Draft in Chicago this year and ask for your cooperation with this approach,” read a letter from the league, first reported by The Big Lead website. “Please have your reporters and other personnel refrain from revealing picks on social media or other platforms before they are announced in the Draft broadcasts.”