Barry Sanders Working For Madden at Lions Game
Detroit Lions' Hall of Famer Barry Sanders has a part time job.
The NFL Network reported Sunday Sanders is at Ford Field as a "ratings adjuster" for the popular video game franchise.
On Sunday, the report said Sanders' son, Barry J., works for Madden's maker Electronic Arts, and his father was brought in to adjust some player ratings. When asked by the reporter to compare the two featured backs in the game, Kerryeon Johnson and Dalvin Cook, he said Cook was probably better, but "ask me after the game.
Sanders, who normally keeps a very low profile, has been in the news twice in the past week. After Monday night's loss to the Green Bay Packers, Sanders joined the chorus of those complaining about the quality of the officiating during the game.
The younger Sanders played college football at Stanford and graduated in four years. With a year of eligibility remaining, he enrolled at his father's alma mater, Oklahoma State.