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THE NFL
Peter King
December 11, 1989
SEASON OF SEASONS
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December 11, 1989

The Nfl

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The rights to Bo Jackson's autobiography—to be written with Dick Schaap—are the object of a bidding war involving several Manhattan publishing houses. A deal could be completed this week, and it will almost certainly yield the largest sum ever paid for a football player's book, with Jackson and Schaap sharing at least $350,000. However, if you consider Jackson a baseball player, he has got a way to go to catch the likes of Pete Rose, who shared more than $500,000 with his writer, Roger Kahn....

Boldest play of the week: The Players Association sent a letter to its members Nov. 22, informing them that dues—for a union that is planning to decertify itself—are being cut from $2,000 to $1,000.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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