Trying to help Warren Capone, LSU's 1973 All-America linebacker, negotiate a contract with the World Football League, Attorney George Bevan put in a phone call to the head coach of the Houston Texans. The coach was out, so Bevan left a message. "This is George Bevan in Baton Rouge. Please call me about a football contract."
An assistant coach returned the call. "Mr. Bevan, we have checked your football record," he said, before Bevan could interrupt, "and we are prepared to offer you a $5,000 bonus to sign a contract, $20,000 salary if you make the team and $10,000 if you make the All-League team."
Bevan was flattered. The offer was higher than any he received from the NFL in 1969, when he was an All-America linebacker for LSU. He stuck to law. His client Capone signed with the Birmingham Americans.