AP source: NFL cancels rookie symposium

By BARRY WILNER | May 24, 2011 | 10:43 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the NFL has canceled next month's rookie symposium.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not officially made an announcement, but that is to come shortly.

The symposium is the first league event canceled because of the owners' lockout, now in its 10th week. It was to begin June 26 in Canton, Ohio.

Teams and their draftees have not been allowed to communicate since the NFL gained a stay in court upholding the lockout. The league's appeal of an injunction lifting it will be heard in U.S. District Court beginning June 3.