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Bloom Boom

Updated: February 28, 2006, 2:45 PM ET
It sure is strange to see an athlete at the NFL scouting combine sporting advertising. Typically, players sign endorsement deals after they got drafted.

But Jeremy Bloom is different. Right now, Bloom is remembered as the skier who unsuccessfully sued the NCAA for not allowing him to keep his skiing endorsements while playing college football at the University of Colorado. Well, with his skiing career apparently out of the way (he placed sixth in the Olympic moguls last week), Bloom will now take most of the endorsements with him to the gridiron. One of his major deals is with Rip It energy drink. Instead of being on his skiing helmet, the logo was on a hat he was wearing around at the combine in Indianapolis this week. Bloom's other deals include Under Armour, Bolle, 24-Hour Fitness and GNC.

"When he does trading card deals, he'll get the money that first-rounders are getting for autographs," said his agent Gary Wichard.

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