According to a report on CSNPhilly.com, former NBA star Allen Iverson has been offered a contract to play professional soccer for the Rochester Lancers of the Major Indoor Soccer League.
Iverson’s contract offer will give him $20,000 for each of the two remaining regular season home games, with an additional bonus of $5,000 for each goal scored. He also has win and merchandise bonuses.
“Allen Iverson is one of the premier athletes of our time,” said Rich Randall, Vice President of the Rochester Lancers. “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.”
Speculation arose from CSNPhilly.com that the contract had been offered to Iverson because he owes $800,000 to a jeweler in Georgia.
Iverson was drafted first overall by the 76ers in 1996 and led them to the NBA Finals in 2001, winning the regular season MVP award. He earned 11 All-Star appearances in 15 seasons, and has spent the last year playing in a Turkish league.
He was a standout basketball and football player in high school, but as for soccer, who knows?