Darrelle Revis went to great lengths to get No. 24.
According to Paul Lukas of uniwatch.com, Revis has paid new teammate Mark Barron $50,000 to get the jersey number from him.
That sounds like a pretty penny to get a number. Barron, the first-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a year ago, is now wearing No. 23. How much does the pay off mean for Barron? Well, his base salary for 2013 is $1,047,568 so the $50,000 comes close to equaling the amount of his weekly pay checks — $61,621.
Hopefully, the switch to No. 23 is worth it to Barron, who wore No. 4 while playing at Alabama.
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