As we continue to wait for a puff of white smoke to emerge from a Bay Area chimney, a pair of really big gold pants has been raised up the flag pole.
Per Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, aging and largely irrelevant ’90s rap star M.C. Hammer was present for Tuesday’s meeting between receiver Michael Crabtree and the 49ers.
So for the first time since Master P handled the negotiations of Ricky Williams’ rookie contract with the Saints, an entertainer apparently is trying to get his fingerprints onto an NFL deal.
It wouldn’t be Hammer’s first flirtation with the NFL. Way back in ’91, he was a derby-and-cane fixture at Falcons games, at the behest of cornerback Deion Sanders.
They later collaborated on a song, “Straight to My Feet.”
And Maiocco recalls that Hammer lived in Deion’s Fremont, California mansion in 1994, his only season with the 49ers.
Sanders, of course, was represented by Crabtree’s agent, Eugene Parker, and Sanders has injected himself into the middle of the present mess by suggesting that multiple teams had tampered with Crabtree by offering him twice the money that the 49ers had placed on the table.
It’s unclear what Hammer’s role, if any, might be. But Maiocco points out that an employee at the hotel where the meeting occurred said that Crabtree was heard telling Hammer, “Get it done.”
Maybe that’s he name of the song that will launch Hammer’s latest attempt at a comeback.
Crabtree will have a cameo in the video. Along with Larry the Cable Guy.