Allen Iverson's name has been all over the news lately, as the former MVP has been looking into both the NBA D-League and overseas play as possible avenues back into the NBA. But this weekend, A.I. received a different kind of contract offer: one to play soccer.
The Rochester Lancers of the Major Indoor Soccer League are offering Iverson $20,000 per game to finish out the season on their roster, plus a bonus of $5,000 per goal scored.
"Allen Iverson is one of the premier athletes of our time," Lancers vice president Rich Randall said in a statement. "With his athleticism and competitive hunger, I think he can be a great fit with our team and fans as we make an important playoff push, while also driving interest to an exciting, growing sport." Iverson is in dire financial needs -- a Georgia judge recently ordered his wages garnished in order to repay an $850,000 debt to his jeweler. He has been linked in rumors to both the D-League and potentially playing in Puerto Rico, but if the price is right, Iverson may have to consider crossing over and trying soccer.