Oh, well. So much for a good traveshamockery.
Pro Bowl captain Deion Sanders declared his intent to “SUIT UP” in the Pro Bowl earlier today, but it wasn’t nearly as fun as we were hoping.
A league spokesman tells PFT that Sanders won’t be playing in the all-star game, but that he and fellow captain Jerry Rice “will be spending the full week with their clubs beyond the draft, attending practices, on the sidelines for gameday.”
Frankly, that’s a shame, as Sanders presence would have diminished not at all the credibility of the game, since it had none to begin with. He’d at least have been an interesting sideshow, and might have milked more of a performance out of the stars of today.