Arian Foster is partnering with a company called Fantex Holdings to offer you, the grotesque fan, a chance to buy a minority stake in his future earnings. It’s a not-all-that-shocking-but-come-on-still-what-the-hell kind of deal. But it’s also kind of bullshit.
Here are the specifics: Foster exchanged 20 percent of his future earnings from his personal brand—presumably covering endorsements, brand-focused ventures, and other sources of income—for a $10 million payment as part of a new kind of stock offering. If all goes well, it will start a new sort of stock exchange, with fans trading.