Ahmad Rashad Marries Socialite Sale Johnson

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Ahmad Rashad, Emmy award winning sportscaster and former football wide receiver in the NFL started out partying hardy to celebrate his birthday and being inducted into the Football Hall of Fame and ended up getting married. Rashad married Sale Johnson, ex wife of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson.

Rashad also has a famous ex - Phylicia Rashad of The Bill Cosby Show fame. The newly married couple are well connected and shared their nuptials in the presence of Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Donald Trump, Carl and Martha Linder and Derek Jeter.

The happy couple were so caught up with excitement at Rashad's Hall of Fame induction party that suddenly they decided to tie the knot. Why waste a golden opportunity when you are surrounded by friends. Apparently things work differently in their social circles.

UPDATE:  January 4, 2010: Johnson's eldest daughter Casey was found dead in her Los Angeles home.  Casey, who was openly gay, had a history of problems with drugs and in November 2009, she was arrested and charged with the grand theft of more than $200,000 worth of jewelry from an ex-girlfriend's home.

Weeks later, Casey announced her engagement to reality TV star, Tila Tequila. The engagement was later found to be a publicity stunt by the women.  In early 2009, Sale Johnson took custody of Casey's young adopted daughter Ava, because Casey was living with the child, in squalor, and under the influence of drugs in her L.A. home.  Woody Johnson and Sale ceased all financial assistance to Casey at that time, and Casey became estranged from both of her parents.  See photos and full story here.

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