Because he might be just as relevant now as as he was ten years ago. Debating his intentions is one thing, but these days, nobody can deny his influence. As a mentor to as many as 100 of today’s biggest NFL stars, Deion has become the football version of basketball’s Sonny Vaccaro and Worldwide Wes.â†µ
Like those two, he’s a polarizing figure among the world of amateur and even pro football, with a reputation that’s shrouded in mystery and, fair or not, a good bit of controversy. And this week, ESPN The Magazine attempts to shed some light on just what, exactly, Deion does.
It’s a good read, with several anecdotes that help explain what has made Deion’s new role so perplexing to so many people. But rather than excerpt bits and pieces, we’ll just say: Go read it. In the meantime, enjoy this photo, and remember: It was the 1980s. All bets are off.â†µ
That guy? Controversial? Nahhhh...