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Why Deion Sanders Rejected A Reported $750K Check And Signed With Nike Instead For Significantly Less Money In 1992

Second chances can apply to your personal life and business , which was the case for Deion Sanders and the footwear and apparel corporation Nike. In 1992, while playing in the National Football League (NFL), Sanders signed an endorsement deal with Nike, according to Sports Illustrated. It was reportedly worth $250,000 for the first six months, per Sportskeeda. However, Sanders was presented with another offer for significantly more money from the 1980s shoe brand British Knights. According to CantonRep, it was a $750,000 cash grab. “I almost did that, I was close,” Sanders said in a 2017 interview with Complex. Sanders also had the option to sign with LA Gear. Ultimately, Sanders settled with Nike in 1992, and his deal reportedly increased to seven figures within six months of the initial signing, Sportskeeda notes. “Nike came on with the bag, too,” Sanders told Complex. In 1993, Sanders was granted his own signature line, “The Nike Air Diamond Turf,” Sports Illustrated mentions....

Mar 11, 2024

What Is Deion Sanders' Reported Net Worth in 2024?

Deion Sanders (Baseball player, American football player, Commentator, Athlete, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor) rose to fame in the 1990s all thanks to his skills on the field for several NFL teams over the years. Coupled with his often flashy persona, he became instantly recognizable. Sanders can even include two Super Bowl wins and an appearance at the MLB World Series thanks to his foray into professional baseball as well. Dubbed “Prime Time” and “Neon Deion” during his pro football days, he is now regarded as one of the greatest NFL cornerbacks of all time. Sanders later went on to expand into reality television, served as a sports analyst and eventually pivoted to coaching college football. So, with a career as illustrious as this, exactly how much is Deion Sanders worth today? Deion Sanders Early Life Deion Sanders is a native Floridian who was born in Fort Myers, Florida in 1967. He immersed himself in football at a young age and would later become a letterman and...

Deion Sanders Has Reportedly Helped Generate $90.6M For The University Of Colorado Boulder

Deion Sanders has reportedly helpe d the University of Colorado Boulder generate $90.6 million.  

Sep 25, 2023

Deion Sanders Worked His Way Up To An Estimated $45M Fortune, But His 5 Children Are The Real Proof Of The 'Prime' Effect

Throughout history, the world has been introduced to many people with the “it” factor. While it may not be possible to articulate exactly what “it” is, it’s a beautiful combination of talent, influence, likeability, and authenticity. Some of the people described this way are Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Denzel Washington, and Tina Turner. And when it comes to sports, one of the names sure to come up as having “it” is Deion Sanders. From his multi-sport professional career to his captivating personality, fans have admired Sanders for years. But this star power wasn’t by happenstance — it came from hard work, dedication, and faith. Sanders was born in Fort Myers, FL, and began his sports career early in life across several sports, eventually attending Florida State University as a decorated athlete. His collegiate career would land him a spot in the NFL and the MLB. Simultaneously playing in both professional leagues for several years, Sanders completed 270 solo tackles, five forced...

Sep 20, 2023

Deion Sanders Shares One Of His 'Dumbest' Purchases During His Time At College — 'I Was Just Ignorant'

Deion Sanders had the opportunity to ink a lucrative contract during his time as a student-athlete at Florida State University. However, the football icon went on to learn from his mistakes regarding his purchases at the time.

Feb 13, 2023

Deion Sanders Opens Up About His College Days: 'The Yankees Paid My Tuition And I Was A Walk-On'

Deion Sanders has shared the backstory on what he says “was like the first NIL” deal.

Feb 10, 2023

Deion Sanders' Contract Has Been Approved, And It's Reportedly 'More Than CU Has Ever Paid A Coach'

Most of the movement surrounding Deion Sanders and his decision to leave Jackson State University to take on the head coaching job at the University of Colorado has come to a stopping point. With several interviews explaining his movement plus the calm surrounding the debates that consumed social media, it seemed as if everything surrounding this coaching change had settled. However, there was one decision-making official who was still not too sure about Coach Prime’s new move.

Dec 23, 2022

Deion Sanders Helped Bring Around $185M In Advertising Value And Exposure Within About Six Months Of Becoming Coach

Now that Deion Sanders’ time with Jackson State University (JSU) has come to an end, let’s take a look at some of the impact and the numbers.

Dec 20, 2022

Charles Barkley To Donate $1M To Jackson State University — 'I Want To Show Them Some Love'

Charles Barkley is donating $1 million to Jackson State University, but that’s not all.

Dec 14, 2022

Deion Sanders Offered A $29.5M Deal, But Colorado Athletic Director Admits They 'Don’t Have the Money Yet’

Since his arrival in Jackson, MS, to coach the Jackson State University (JSU) Tiger football team, Deion Sanders has been making headlines regarding his coaching style, outspoken personality, and team success. From increasing funding around the sport’s program to recruiting five-star athletes, Sanders has more than shaken things up in the Mississippi Delta. Current students, alums, and football fans alike had high expectations and were fueled with excitement, knowing a living legend was taking on the reigns as the coach of Mississippi’s largest HBCU. The anticipation was fair, considering the wealth of athletic knowledge and influence Sanders would bring to the football program. Entering the NFL from Florida State University in 1989, Sanders played 14 seasons across five teams. As a cornerback, Sanders racked up 270 solo tackles, 53 interceptions, and 94 passes defended. He would go on to win two Super Bowl championships and be inducted into the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame class....

Dec 5, 2022

Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders, And More Form Partnership To Launch Remastered NFL Blitz Legends Arcade Game System

NFL Blitz Legends has returned to recapture the hearts of gamers and NFL fans. According to a press release, Arcade1Up, an at-home gaming entertainment company, has launched NFL Blitz Legends to bring remastered games from the ’90s back into your home. For the first time in Blitz franchise history, the company will introduce an arcade machine for at-home. In addition, it will feature three of their most popular titles: NFL Blitz, NFL Blitz ’99, and NFL Blitz 2000: Gold Edition. Also, players will compete online with Wi-Fi multiplayer and leaderboards.

Aug 17, 2022

Ja Rule To Use A Portion Of Proceeds From His NFT Sales To Donate To HBCUs

Ja Rule will be giving back to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with the help of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Jul 5, 2022

From Jeffrey Jordan To Cordell Broadus — Here Are 9 Children Following In Their Fathers' Footsteps

In case you didn’t already know, there is a list of greats carrying on their famous parents’ legacy in such a wonderful way — and AfroTech has had the pleasure of covering almost all of them. From Lionel Richie’s three children and their continuing careers in entertainment to Stevie Wonder’s ten children and their continuing of his musical legacy, Black celebrity children go out of their way to make their parents proud — and we’re here for it all! Showbiz legacy families are not uncommon — but these nine celebrity children are not only following in their famous fathers’ footsteps, but they’re adding a tech twist to their family legacy, as well. From NFTs to NIL deals, from franchise ownerships to record-breaking contracts with sports teams, here’s how these nine children are bringing pride to their family names.

Deion Sanders Teams Up With Aflac For Initiative To Help Tackle Medical Debt For Communities Of Color

Deion Sanders is helping to work against the medical debt gap for marginalized communities in a new initiative. Adweek reports that as Aflac’s brand ambassador, the NFL legend is teaming up with the insurance company to “address overwhelming medical disparities in America.”

Jan 24, 2022