Cornering the Market on Michael Lewis

The San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday signed Michael Lewis, formerly of the Saints, to be their new punt returner. Lewis is not be confused with the other Michael Lewis, the safety who used to be with the Eagles, who is also now a 49er; I’m curious as to how they’ll hand the names-on-the-back-of-the-uniforms issue.
The 49ers have not announced any plans to sign the Michael Lewis who wrote “Moneyball,” as he is not, to anyone’s knowledge, a professional football player. ESPN the Magazine last year, however, did give a byline to Michael Lewis the safety, leading to widespread confusion among just about everyone who read it.

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