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Allen Iverson Offered $20K Per Game to Play Indoor Soccer

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    Allen Iverson Offered $20K Per Game to Play Indoor Soccer
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    Allen Iverson may be having a hard time getting another gig dribbling down an NBA court, but he may have some luck getting paid to dribble down a field.

    A Major Indoor Soccer League is offering the former Sixer $20,000 per game and a $5,000 bonus for every goal scored if he switches to soccer, according to the indoor soccer team's press release.

    The Rochester Lancers announced their desire for the man, that is a bit short for a basketball player (standing at 6-feet) but just right for a soccer player, in a press release Saturday.

    "Allen Iverson is one of the premier athletes of our time," Lancers vice president Rich Randall said in the press release. "With his athleticism and competitive hunger, I think he can be a great fit with our team and fans as we make an important playoff push, while also driving interest to an exciting, growing sport."

    The indoor soccer team added a bit more incentive by saying they would host Iverson’s family and friends anytime they come to visit.

    The former NBA Rookie of the Year (1997) and Most Valuable Player (2001), has made no indication that he would be interested in playing soccer and reports say Iverson has been considering playing basketball in Puerto Rico.

    Iverson played both football and basketball when he attended Bethel High School in Virginia. There’s no record of him playing soccer.

    CBS Sports speculates that the soccer team’s offer could simply be an attempt to get some publicity.