While watching the Thursday night game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints, 49ers legend Jerry Rice weirdly decided to remind everyone of his association with stickum.
Never used Stickum ! Don't blame me for dropped footballs. My work effort speaks for itself .#Goat
— Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) October 16, 2015
Prior to the Super Bowl in January, Rice stated that an asterisk should be placed next to the Patriots name if they won the championship due to the team’s role in Deflategate. Following that, ESPN was able to dig up some old video where Rice freely admits to using stickum.
“I know this might be a little illegal, guys, I just put a little spray, a little stickum on them, to make sure that texture is a little sticky.”
After the tape came out, Rice said – in a since deleted Tweet – “I apologize ppl after doing my research about stickum! The NFL banned this in 1981. All players did it! #equalplayingfield”
Just let it die down Jerry. It’s not like your impressive legacy is going to be tarnished (unless you keep bringing this up and continue to blatantly lie about it).