According to a report by CSN Bay Area writer Matt Maiocco CB Nnamdi Asomugha, one of the biggest free agent busts in franchise history, offered his new San Franciso 49er teammate Anthony Dixon $24,000 dollars to get his #24 jersey. Dixon, a 2010 6th round RB pick, had recently claimed the number after beating out veteran Michael Robinson. Dixon won the starting job so Robinson lost his roster spot then, obviously, his jersey number.
What was Dixon’s answer to the 24k offer? No thanks.
I might be reading into this too much but it doesn’t exactly seem like Nnamdi’s name carries much weight in the locker room anyone. Nnamdi was once considered one of the best shut down corners in the league, and now he can’t even buy his jersey number from a late round pick? A fullback at that.
Maybe it’s the price? According to Brian McIntyre of Shutdown Corner, Darrelle Revis had to pay $50,000 for his number in Tampa Bay. Mind you, his contract was a bit more fat. Hopefully Nnamdi saved some of the money he collected from the Eagles. If he wants that 24 bad enough he’ll have to meet market prices.
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