Athlete Endorsements You Never Knew About

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Athlete Endorsements You Never Knew About
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After the venerable Joe DiMaggio was Mr. Coffee, the floodgates opened for athlete endorsements. Mickey Mantle endorsed cigarettes, and it was all downhill from there.

Suddenly, Phil Rizzuto was hocking the Money Store, Rafael Palmeiro was doing commercials for Viagra, Jimmy Johnson was telling you to try ExtenZe and Chad Johnson (nee Ochocinco, nee Johnson) released Ochocincos cereal which accidentally had a number for a sex line printed on the box (via ESPN).

But here are some bizarre athlete endorsements you probably didn't know about.

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