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Former Lion Barry Sanders to be featured on video game cover


NEW YORK (WKZO) -- Former Lion Barry Sanders will be on the next cover of “Madden 25” the video game. The announcement came Wednesday.

The victory for the former running back who walked away from the game while he was still able to walk, came from a nationwide vote of fans who began with dozens of names and whittled it down to Sanders and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Sanders smoked him 58 to 42%.

It’s the second Lion in a row to appear on the Madden game. Calvin Johnson was on the cover last year.

Petersen’s fans are probably glad he lost because of the Madden Curse.Usually the player who appears on the game, has a terrible season the next year. That’s something Sanders doesn’t have to worry about.