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Prime Time part owner of Austin arena football franchise

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Prime Time is back in the game, this time as part owner of an Arena Football League franchise.

Former Pro Bowl cornerback Deion Sanders and the Austin Wranglers announced Wednesday that Sanders has joined the ownership group of the team.

Terms of the deal or how large of a stake he owns in the team were not disclosed. Sanders wouldn't detail what his role with the team will be, but promised he will be visible in the Austin area. He even joked he could put on his pads again.

He plans to work with the team's youth foundation to reach out to local kids.

The 38-year-old Sanders was a seven-time Pro Bowl cornerback in a 15-year career. He retired for three years in 2001 before joining the Baltimore Ravens in 2004 and playing two seasons.

He’s also a two-time Super Bowl champion famous for playing both offense and defense - something done by many AFL players.

Sanders joins a growing list of former NFL players with ownership ties in the AFL. He said the opportunity has got his old juices flowing.

Asked today if he was retired for good, he said “the thrill is gone.''

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