New daddy Hedrick has a diaper dandy sponsor deal

New daddy Hedrick has a diaper dandy sponsor deal

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KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- Chad Hedrick is up to his ears in diapers at home and the Olympic speedskater is making the most of it.

Hedrick said Friday that he's signed a sponsorship deal with Pampers. The diaper maker's logo has a prominent spot on the upper left front of his racing suit.

He became a first-time father eight months ago when daughter Hadley was born.

Hedrick said he and his family will be featured in a Pampers campaign beginning in January.

"It's really interesting to me and my family, and we're getting free diapers for life," he said. "I've changed my share of diapers and I'm pretty good at it, believe it or not."

Stephen Colbert, who hosts his own show on Comedy Central, recently became U.S. Speedskating's primary sponsor.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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