Aaron Donald has been a terror to offenses over the past decade. As one of the most dominant defensive players of his time, the Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman is now pivoting, at least behind the scenes, to a new venture.
Sitting down with Brandon Marshall, Adam “Pacman” Jones and LeSean McCoy for an episode of I Am Athlete on YouTube, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year revealed that he inked a deal with Kanye West’s Donda Sports.
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"It was an opportunity that came to us, me and [my wife], and it made sense,” Donald said during the episode. “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.
"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,” he continued. “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."
Earlier this year, ‘Ye launched the sports management company. As for what could come from the deal, Donald said a footwear collaboration with Donda is a possibility.
"Ain't nothing in full circle, but we've been talking. We got a lot of different things that are planned,” he said when asked by Marshall about a potential cleat coming from the deal.
Additionally, Donald noted that his new deal isn’t all about Xs and Os. He revealed he hung out with ‘Ye, and was even asked to be in one of his music videos.
"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," Donald said.
Watch the full I Am Athlete episode with Aaron Donald below.
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