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Vernon Davis Holdout Sends Stock In 1st Publicly-Traded Player Sliding

Less than two months after becoming the first professional athlete to sell shares in his future earnings, 49er tight end Vernon Davis says he’s unwilling to join the San Francisco 49ers until a more lucrative contract can be worked out.

06/17/2014

Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers gets tackled by Yeremiah Bell #37 of the Arizona Cardinals during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park on October 13, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game 32-20. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

49er Vernon Davis Becomes 1st Athlete To Sell Shares In Future Earnings

At least a few investors believe San Francisco 49er tight end Vernon Davis will have a lucrative career.

04/28/2014

Vernon Davis Touchdown

SF Company To Sell Shares Of Vernon Davis For $10

An unusual startup trying to sell stock in star athletes is now hoping San Francisco 49er tight end Vernon Davis will prove the concept is a winner.

11/21/2013

Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans.  (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SF Startup Allowing Investors To Buy Stock In NFL Running Back

The unusual investment opportunity kicked off Thursday with an IPO filing proposing to sell stock for a stake in the future income of the Houston Texans’ Arian Foster, a top running back in the National Football League.

10/17/2013

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