Minding My Business With Ryan Huzjak Selig Praises New Replay System Production Dips For Some NHL Clubs Post-Olympics Vikings, Twins Owners Want Expansion MLS Club Trump Declares Interest In Buying Bills La Russa Happy With Replay So Far Not All NHLers Like New Playoff Format NFL Media COO Brian Rolapp Sits For Q&A Haas Bullish On New F1 Team Golf's Young Talent Steps Into Spotlight
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/22/Leagues Governing Bodies
HOW MUCH DO SPONSORS REALLY AFFECT NFL PLAYERS?
Published March 22, 1995
"Cap dodging" in the NFL is the topic of a piece by Len Pasquarelli in this morning's ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Citing Deion Sanders' recent deal with Sega -- which is reportedly dependent on him staying in San Francisco -- Pasquarelli writes, "Short of an in-depth investigation of a player's bank accounts and tax records, any complicity between an NFL team and a friendly corporate entity could be virtually impossible to substantiate." The topic was also raised at last week's owners' meetings. Saints Owner Thomas Benson: "You'd need the IRS and the FBI ... and you still might not turn up anything concrete." Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has scrutinized the 49ers/Sanders deal and found it "to be above board": "Endorsement contracts for players have been part of the game since Joe Namath arrived on the scene, if not before that" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 3/22).