I think it had more to do with Deion having an Under Armour endorsement and kickbacks for getting Dez to sign...which he did, but decided not to wear last season because he liked the way Nike's fit better. Dez even said after the UA fiasco that Deion stopped talking to him.
UA is a huge outfitter for Deion & and his camps....(I used to work there and see him in the office quite frequently). It's sickening that the dude would stand behind the likes of Pacman and Tank Johnson and not Dez.
I guess those two were just "bad apples", not bad apples that messed with Deion's money.