Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will spend four days from March 18 to 21 attending the “Business of Music Boot Camp,” a program offered to 20 current and former NFL players put on by NFL Player Engagement and the Clive Davis Institute in New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
According to a press release from the NFL, the program is described as “a crash course on how to break into the music industry.”
Players will attend interactive workshops focusing on all aspects of the music industry including production, artist development and management, digital music, publishing, marketing and touring.
“We are excited to again offer our players a program with NYU’s Clive Davis Institute, which counts some of the biggest names in the music industry as faculty,” said NFL senior vice president of player engagement Troy Vincent.
The program ends on March 21, six days before Finley is reportedly scheduled to receive a $3 million roster bonus from the Packers, according to Tyler Dunne of JSOnline.
At that point, Finley’s fate for the 2013 season will basically be sealed. If the Packers elect to pay his bonus, they’ll effectively be making a commitment to him for at least 2013 if not beyond.
It’s a possibility that the Packers could choose to either cut or trade Finley before that time. Either scenario would wipe his $8.75 million salary cap figure off the books.