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NFL REVIEWING DEION'S DEAL WITH SEGA
Published February 9, 1995
NFL officials are reviewing Deion Sanders' deal with Sega of America that pays the all-pro cornerback more money if he stays with the 49ers. Sanders, who will help develop a new football game and serve as a spokesperson for Sega, stands to earn up to $2.5M if he stays with the 49ers, but will earn just over $1M if he goes to another team. NFL Dir of Communications Greg Aiello said the NFL Management Council discussed the issue last week at the Pro Bowl and "will continue to investigate." People around the league have questioned the "propriety" of the arrangement. If the 49ers had a role, they could be fined as much as $2M. NFL rules prohibit undisclosed deals between players and teams or team affiliates. Aiello: "Based on what's been reported, it could raise some serious questions about third-party involvement" (Darren Sabedra, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 2/9).