Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Mysteries of the NFL
That's Abdul Salaam, perhaps the least-known of the Jets' "New York Sack Exchange" of the early '80s (when I asked it as a trivia question the other day, no one could name him). I had a Sack Exchange poster as a kid, which was pretty cool -- Nike-sponsored, I think, showing Salaam, Joe Klecko, Mark Gastineau, and Marty Lyons on the floor of the NY Stock Exchange.
A few years back, I read somewhere that post-career, Salaam became a bodyguard... for Madonna. Now, I can't find any verification of that. I've gone to news archives, I've tried lots of Google combinations, and nothin'.
Did I hallucinate the reference? Was someone being funny? If anyone stumbles upon this and knows -- please fill me in.