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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/16/2011

Coin toss: NFL draft getting chilly

You’re a certain NFL first-round draft choice. You’ve been busting your butt since Pop Warner for this moment and now it has finally arrived: the big contract, the national TV coverage, Radio City Music Hall, the handshake from the commissioner.

But maybe not. There’s a lockout this year. Once you’re picked, the team can’t even sign you. And the pros already in the league, who are fighting the owners for your share of the financial pie, are asking you to attend their alternative draft ceremony.

What do you do?

By Washington Post editors  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/16/2011

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