DEION LEAVING FRISCO? SEGA GIVES HIM INCENTIVE TO STAY
Today's MIAMI HERALD is reporting that Deion Sanders mightretire from football if the 49ers win. Sanders has confided toat least two friends that getting a Super Bowl ring "will leavehim nothing left to accomplish in football." Sanders' mother isreportedly trying to convince him to play one more season -- withthe Dolphins (Dan Le Batard, MIAMI HERALD, 1/24). Sega's newcontract with Sanders to develop a new video football game and bea spokesperson for the company "has just become more lucrative"for Sanders -- if he stays with the 49ers. People familiar withthe deal say that Sanders will get "substantially more moneyoverall if he stays with the 49ers -- perhaps twice as much."The sources say that staying with the team can make him anestimated $2.5M, but only $1M if he leaves. Sega reportedly"engaged in a bidding war with a rival video company" for Sanders(Rory O'Conner, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 1/23).