Barry Sanders is used to dodging tackles, but now the Detroit Lions rusher wants to tackle banking.

In what has become a common occurrence among professional athletes, Mr. Sanders-along with basketball's John Starks of the New York Knicks-has invested heavily in a minority-owned bank in Oklahoma during the past few months.

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