The story, as I heard it, is that Chris Dickerson is a nephew of former NFL running back Eric Dickerson. Wrong. A myth.
“That got into some bio the first year of my career and it has never stopped,” said Dickerson. “We’re not related. I get asked all the time - when I sign autographs, by members of the other team. The legend continues.”
I was fooled. I can remember reading that he was related to Eric Dickerson years ago when he was first drafted by the Reds. I'm surprised it took this long to be refuted. The same thing happened with Evan Longoria... when he first drafted there was a rumor that he was the brother of Eva Longoria but that turned out to be false.