Rams star Aaron Donald is skipping his team’s organized team activities (OTAs) while seeking a raise. Now the future Hall of Fame defensive tacke has an entirely new agency behind him. Amid his holdout from voluntary workouts, Donald told the “I Am Athlete” podcast this week that he’s signed with Donda Sports, the new endeavor from celebrity rapper and businessman Kanye West.
Donald framed his new partnership as mostly an off-field opportunity, crediting his wife, Erica, for managing his marketing and being part of the deal. He emphasized that Donda Sports, which was founded to provide “holistic support to athletes during and beyond their sports career,” will provide a wide range of services.
“[Hearing] the whole spectrum of everything that was going on, what they were going to be bringing, the family atmosphere that they got,” Donald explained, “for me, it was a no-brainer. I think it’s a hell of an opportunity to open up a lot of different doors and a lot of different things outside of football that I wanna be involved in. … To be a part of that, and be one of the first athletes to be a part of that, it’s pretty dope.”
Kanye West signed NFL superstar and future Hall of Famer Aaron Donald to Donda Sports, and the All-Pro says there could be a cleat collab in the future. https://t.co/FIzMn0OYqq
— TMZ (@TMZ) May 29, 2022
Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has inked a deal with Kanye West’s Donda Sports. https://t.co/jL9f8kY8m8
— Complex (@Complex) May 29, 2022