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NFL: 49ers RB Anthony Dixon Turns Down $24K From CB Nnamdi Asomugha
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NFL: 49ers RB Anthony Dixon Turns Down $24K From CB Nnamdi Asomugha

Sep 5 2013, 12:29am CDT | by

San Fransciso 49ers running back Anthony Dixon turned down an offer of $24,000 from his teammate, cornerback Nnamdi Asomuhga, in exchange for the rights to wear No. 24.

San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon turned down an offer of $24,000 from his teammate, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, in exchange for the rights to wear No. 24. Dixon flat-out refused the...

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NFL: 49ers RB Anthony Dixon Turns Down $24K From CB Nnamdi Asomugha

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San Fransciso 49ers running back Anthony Dixon turned down an offer of $24,000 from his teammate, cornerback Nnamdi Asomuhga, in exchange for the rights to wear No. 24.

San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon turned down an offer of $24,000 from his teammate, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, in exchange for the rights to wear No. 24.

Dixon flat-out refused the money, opting to keep his jersey number instead, per Matt Maioco of CSN Bay Area. He said,"We tried to go $24K for 24, but I told him,'No, I'm going to keep my 24." 

He added,"I'm not ready to sell it yet." 

Asomugha, who wore No. 24 in his two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, asked Dixon if he can wear the number during training camp. Dixon said he allowed him so he can look good. 

"When he first got here, he asked me what I thought of him wearing No. 24, and I said,'Well, you can wear it. I wanted him to look good. He asked if he could wear it so he doesn't look like a bum. Every other number was already taken." 

Both Asomugha and Dixon eventually wore the number during training camp as this this is a common occurrence with 90 players still on the roster, according to NFL.com's Dan Hanzus.  

However, now that the 2013 NFL regular season will kick off on September 5, only one player gets to wear No. 24. In the 49ers' case, it will be Dixon, who said he "worked hard" to get the number that he first wore in high school

"I worked hard to get that number when I first got here. I worked hard to get it off somebody else. I've been No. 24 since high school and college." 

This is not the first time about an NFL player offered money to acquire a teammate's jersey number. Almost three months ago, newly-acquired Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis reportedly paid safety Mark Barron $50,000 for No. 24. 

Yes, No. 24 as well. 

In 2004, Eli Manning's rookie year, he arranged an all-expenses paid vacation for New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles in exchange for No. 10, per the New York Post. 

As for Asomugha, he will wear No. 28 for the 49ers. 

 

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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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