Report: Darrelle Revis paid Mark Barron $50K for No. 24
JUN 18, 2013 5:49p ET
Number change was not forced organization left tht up to me and @Revis24. So I chose to let him get the number
It's official: Darrelle Revis will wear #24. Mark Barron is going to make #23 a number opponents will remember. More: http://t.co/oNGzT6Ulpo— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) May 3, 2013This is not the first time teammates have swapped dollars for digits.
In 2004, Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis made an agreement to pay safety Ifeanyi Ohalete $40,000 for No. 26. Ohalete later sued after Portis allegedly paid only half of the sum. They eventually reached an $18,000 settlement.
In 2011, New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco (now Chad Johnson), reportedly was open to offer anything to tight end Aaron Hernandez for No. 85. Hernandez ended up giving Ochocinco the number for free as a welcome-to-the-team gift, though the wide receiver joked that he might offer Hernandez some leftover McDonald's coupons.