Originally Posted by cowboyjoe
Ok I got that, right AFL, I had forgotten. But if the NFL oked us to have future contracts with Meredith and Perkins before they were drafted in 61 wouldnt we own the rights to those players? And not have to give up draft picks, that the nfl owes us on those picks. Granted its way back and your not going to get it, just like we got hosed by NFL with no draft picks in 60.
And if we had to give up a 4th, and NFL-AFL merger was done to compensate Houston, why didnt we the the 4th pick back from 66 in the next draft in 1967.
Yeah, we gave up a 1st and 2nd in 67 to Hoston, which set us back alittle.
Meredith and Perkins were drafted by NFL teams not AFL teams. Well, they were but they didn't sign to play in the AFL. Ralph Neely did.
it is roughly the same as a player signing to play basketball in Italy, then getting an NBA offer he likes and deciding to pay the Italian team back and break his contract without them letting him out of the contract.
Houston never released their rights to Neely and they had a signed contract.