Merrill Lynch to sponsor Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. -- Merrill Lynch Wealth Management will serve as presenting sponsor of the Senior Bowl -- and get access to talk money to future NFL players.

The deal announced Saturday includes exclusive financial seminars for the senior NFL prospects leading up to next Saturday's game.

Merrill Lynch will also have a logo on the field at Ladd-Peebles Stadium throughout the week.

"This commitment shows that they truly see the value of the Senior Bowl and the opportunity that exists to educate these future professional athletes through financial seminars," Senior Bowl president and CEO Steve Hale said.

The game is a showcase for top senior NFL draft prospects.