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Keyshawn Johnson getting into the wine business

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ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson is the latest athlete to get into the wine business.

According to Deadspin, Johnson’s started his own label, KJ1, and his first offering will be a “super premium” Cabernet from Oregon.

At $125 a bottle, it’s actually reminiscent of Johnson as a player.

Expensive. Smooth. Looks great. May cause hangover.

Deadspin notes that one sommelier has sampled it, and found “the nose is powerful, with much black pepper and overtones of ripe black cherry and rich berry aromas. There are notes of tobacco, vanilla and clove mingling with damp earth.”

OK then.

Johnson’s last appearance on the field was in 2006 in Carolina, when the Panthers paid him $6 million for a single year of performance. He wasn’t bad, but after they released him after drafting Dwayne Jarrett, who turned out to be the Two-Buck Chuck of receivers.

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6 Responses to “Keyshawn Johnson getting into the wine business”
  1. howiefeltersnatch says: Jul 20, 2012 9:07 AM

    Car dealerships, real estate, insurance, and wine. The four main occupations of an ex-NFLer.

  2. rayguyreturns says: Jul 20, 2012 9:44 AM

    The report on the wine I read said:
    “It is an under achieving whine with a loud approach. It has a weak body with a long overblown finish. Sure to dazzle you more with it’s claims than it’s achievements”.

  3. pooflingingmonkey says: Jul 20, 2012 9:59 AM

    According to Food & Wine Magazine, Johnson’s 2007 “Just Give Me the Damn Pinot Noir” has quickly become a favorite on both coasts.

  4. irishgary says: Jul 20, 2012 11:21 AM

    He’s been in that businees since college

  5. cobrala2 says: Jul 20, 2012 12:04 PM

    He was always part of the whine business.

  6. backindasaddle says: Jul 20, 2012 12:23 PM

    Keyshawn has always been in the whine business.

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