Keyshawn Johnson getting into the wine business


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.