Taking a page from 1990's TV icon Al Bundy, a Jacksonville Jaguars player is selling shoes.
Austen Lane found employment in his hometown of Iola, Wisconsin, during the NFL work stoppage as a shoe salesman at an Eastbay outlet store.
The 6-5, 274-pound defensive end says his size has been a handicap as a businessman. "The first sale I was a little nervous, sweating a little bit, he might have been scared of me," Lane said.
WAOW, Newsline 9 in Wausau, Wisconsin, reports Lane's new bosses wish the bearded football player would make himself more presentable to prospective purchasers.
"Maybe some personal grooming, maybe won't scare so many customers away," said Greg Bassinger, creative director at Eastbay.
Lane, picked by the Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2010 draft, agreed to a four-year contract worth $1.9 million. His signing bonus was just $184,190. He was the highest-drafted player in Murray State history.