Patriots running back Danny Woodhead has reportedly translated his status as a hardworking, diminutive fan favorite into an endorsement deal with Skechers fitness footwear.
CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted a picture of Woodhead holding a Skechers brand sneaker. Rovell reported the endorsement to be a two-year deal, but did not immediately include compensation figures.
Skechers "markets itself to trend-savvy men, women and children," according to AthletePromotions.com. Woodhead joins the ranks of Skechers endorsers, including Joe Montana, Wayne Gretzky and reality TV star Kim Kardashian. Chief among Skechers Fitness Groups' line are the Shape-ups and Tone-ups branded shoe style.
Woodhead joined the Patriots at the start of the 2010 season after being cut by the New York Jets. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Chadron State.
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Martellus Bennett is as good at Twitter as he is at football. Add to that the fact that all eyes are on whether the free agent will stay in New England and the @MartysaurusRex account becomes a must-follow.
On Wednesday, Bennett put his powers to good use and shared a glimpse into his line of thinking regarding free agency.
Bennett, who could very well leave the Pats for more money, responded to a criticism of his desire to get paid and followed it with several more musings.
Bill Belichick, identified as "William Belichick," has been added to the list of potential defense witnesses who could testify during the upcoming double-homicide trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to the Boston Herald.
Per the Herald, the new list of potential witnesses for the defense also includes Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who was Hernandez's teammate at the University of Florida.
Belichick, McDaniels and Pouncey aren't guaranteed to testify, but their presence on the civilian witness list makes their presence in court a possibility.
Hernandez's trial is scheduled to start next Wednesday. He's accused of killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Furtado back in July of 2012. Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted of the murder Odin Lloyd in 2013.