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Iverson gets contract offer from pro soccer team

CBSSports.com wire reports
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Allen Iverson is having trouble getting back into the NBA, but a pro team in another sport has offered Iverson a contract.

The Rochester Lancers of the Major Indoor Soccer League issued a press release on Saturday saying it will offer Iverson $20,000 per game to play in its two remaining home games this season. Plus, Iverson would receive a $5,000 bonus for every goal he scores.

It may simply be an attempt to draw some attention to the Lancers. There has been no indication from Iverson that he would be interested, despite his apparent financial problems.

"Allen Iverson is one of the premier athletes of our time," said Lancers vice president Rich Randall said in the press release. "With his athleticism and competitive hunger, I think he can be a great fit with our team and fans as we make an important playoff push, while also driving interest to an exciting, growing sport."

The Lancers also said they would host Iverson's family and friends while he was with the team.

Iverson reportedly is considering playing professional basketball in Puerto Rico and also said he might play in the D-League if that could provide a means to get back into the NBA.

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