Aaron Donald Is the First Active Athlete to Sign With Donda Sports

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Los Angles Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald is fresh off of a Super Bowl win. He has also recently announced he has inked a deal with the artist formally known as Kanye West's Donda Sports.

The deal makes Donald the first athlete currently playing on a professional team to sign with the organization. He follows in the footsteps of former-Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown. Donald made the announcement on a recent episode of the I Am Athlete podcast hosted by former NFl stars Brandon Marshall, Adam "Pacman" Jones and LeSean McCoy. On the Donda Sports deal, Donald revealed,

"It was an opportunity that came to us, me and [my wife], and it made sense. Hearing the whole spectrum of what they were going to be bringing, the whole family atmosphere that they got in Donda Sports. Not just me, but my wife being a part of that. For me, it was a no-brainer."

Donald, who is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, continued, "I think it's a helluva opportunity to open up a lot of different doors and a lot of different things outside of football that I wanna be involved in, that I wanna do, that my wife wanna do. So to be a part of that, and be one of the best first athletes to be a part of that, it’s pretty dope. We're excited about it, and we're gonna see where this thing goes." He also added that he has hung out with Ye in the past and shared, "He cool man. He real cool. A cool dude. Got to talk a little bit. Vibe. Was at one of his video shoots. He actually wanted me to get in one of the videos, but I was like, 'Naw.' I was out my element. But he was cool." He also reveals how close Ye is to Donda Sports and that entering into the sports industry is "something he's serious about." He adds, "Donda Sports is something close to him, obviously, with his mother and everything. So he definitely wants this to be something that's top tier and something he's serious about."

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