Tony Allen is the new face of Memphis International Airport

Thursday April 16th, 2015

Flying in and out of Memphis just got a little more intense. 

Hard-nosed Grizzlies guard Tony Allen has signed a three-year endorsement deal to be the face of Memphis International Airport. The deal pays an average of $176,000 per year, according to WREG

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Allen also posed for a contemplative photo overlooking his new dominion's vast parking lots.

Allen, a.k.a. The Grindfather, is a two-time All-Defensive First Team selection, but it remains to be seen whether he can help prevent flight delays. 

- Dan Gartland

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