Goodell warns Deion Sanders

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the issue of a possible conflict of interest involving the NFL Network's Deion Sanders, regarding his knowledge of Michael Crabtree's contract negotiations that eventually led to the 49ers filing a tampering charge against the New York Jets.

Sanders was represented in his playing days by the same agent who eventually negotiated a six-year, $32 million contract for Crabtree with the 49ers, Eugene Parker.

As well, wide receiver Dez Bryant of Oklahoma State lost his NCAA eligibility for lying about having improper contact with Sanders.

"He does have a job with the NFL Network and he has to be careful of any conflicts of interest," Goodell told reporters at the fall owner's meetings in Boston. "That has been made clear to Deion and it is something that he is going to have to manage, particularly as his interests take him further down that road potentially."


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