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Adidas offers deal to fastest player

Updated: February 24, 2013, 12:58 AM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Speed at the NFL combine doesn't immediately boost draft position, but at least it will guarantee the fastest player at the event a shoe contract.

Adidas has had billboards in Indianapolis, the site of the event, promising a shoe deal to the player that ran the fastest time. On Saturday, the shoe company put an ad on a flap on the cover of the Indianapolis Star promoting the marketing idea.

"Run the fastest 40, and get a contract offer," the ad said.

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