Mike McCarthy

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We already know rules don’t apply to the NFL, especially their own.

Despite a lockout that isn’t likely to be resolved until late June at the earliest, the Green Bay Packers will hold their Super Bowl ring ceremony on June 16.

The league has reportedly granted the team an exemption — their second one this offseason — from the no-contact policy governing coach-player interaction during the lockout.

“We’re looking forward to having an evening for the players, coaches and organization to recognize the victory in Super Bowl XLV,” said Packers president Mark Murphy in an article appearing at the Packers official website.

The Packers also received an exemption for their Tailgate Tour, where three current players joined team president Mark Murphy and several former Packers on a tour of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan that raised money for charity.

The ceremony will be the first time the team has assembled since the Return to Titletown celebration following the Super Bowl.

I wonder if coaches will be allowed to hand out playbooks.