Damn! Darrelle Revis REALLY wanted his No. 24 with the Bucs. The problem was that Mark Barron already had it. So what happened?! There was no trade, there was no event, no donation…it was a straight cash homey kind of deal!
Check out how much Revis paid to have his number stay the same…
Via Brian McIntyre at Yahoo Sports:
Shortly after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired cornerback Darrelle Revis from the New York Jets, the team announced that Revis would wear his familiar No. 24 jersey, which had been worn by 2012 first-round safety Mark Barron.
Barron was willing to give up the No. 24 (and is now wearing No. 23), but what Revis would have to give up to get his old jersey number hadn’t been disclosed. At his introductory press conference, all Revis would say about the matter was that he and Barron had discussed the No. 24.
According to Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch.com, Revis shelled out big money to get No. 24 from Barron.
A well-placed source tells me that the amount Darrelle Revis paid to Mark Barron in order to get Barron to give up No. 24 was — get this — $50,000.