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Posted: Monday April 11, 2011 7:35PM ; Updated: Monday April 11, 2011 7:35PM

NCAA reminds undergrads about possible violations at draft parties

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The NCAA sent a letter to players invited to the draft regarding draft parties

The letter emphasized underclassmen can't receive benefits if they attend parties

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NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has forwarded a letter from the NCAA to players invited to this month's draft that warns underclassmen about potential rules violations for attending draft parties.

The letter from NCAA director of player security services Dena Garner emphasizes that players not eligible for this year's draft can't receive benefits or services such as travel, lodging, meals or entertainment if they attend such parties. Each college athlete must pay for all of those things or he could violate NCAA rules.

In bold letters, Garner writes: "Please do not jeopardize the NCAA eligibility of your friends or former teammates."

Several player agents say they have seen the letter.

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