After slamming the New England Patriots for cheating, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice admitted to some rule breaking of his own…
Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice, who is widely known as the greatest wide receiver in NFL history, had previously made the headlines for commenting on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
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Rice claimed that due to the Deflate-Gate scandal there should be an asterisk on the Patriots’ season if they win Super Bowl 49, a sentiment echoed by many other prominent NFL figures such as Hall of Fame defensive end Charles Haley.
However, the Hall of Famer admitted to using stickum on his gloves while playing in the NFL.
“I know this might be a little illegal, guys, but you put a little spray, a little stickum on gloves, to make sure that texture is a little sticky,” Rice said in an ESPN feature, according to CSN Bay Area.
Stickum became illegal in the NFL in 1981, which was just four years before Rice was drafted by the 49ers.
Since Rice so vehemently accused the Patriots of cheating, he will likely have a lot of explaining to do regarding his own use of an illegal substance.