They say with fame comes fortune, but it’s not always as straightforward as that.
It might be more fitting to say that “With fame comes offers.” And for athletes that means sponsorship opportunities
Naturally, most of the companies that end up sponsoring athletes and receiving their endorsement are businesses specializing in products that appeal to the athlete in all of us—shoe designers, sports drink companies and athletic merchandisers.
But that’s not always the case.
Sometimes athletes end up putting their stamp of approval on some random or seemingly nonsensical stuff, products with no correlation to the player pushing them.
Which is precisely what this list is about: occasions when athletes have loaned their brand to products or services that have little to no natural correlation with their public persona.