Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 9/5/13
How much is a number worth these days? Apparently, a lot more than $24,000. San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon is so enamored with the No. 24 that he decided to turn down a $24,000 offer from new teammate Ndamdi Asomugha in order to switch. “We tried to go $24K for 24, but I told him, ‘No, I’m going to keep my 24,’” said Dixon. The two players were allowed to wear the number during training camp because there were so many players and doubling up was almost necessary. However, now that the roster has been trimmed to 53 players, sharing numbers is no longer permitted, and there will be only one 49er donning the No. 24 this season. And that players is Dixon. “I worked hard to get that number when I first got here,” Dixon said. “I worked hard to get it off somebody else. I’ve been No. 24 since high school and college. I’m not ready to sell it, yet.” The key word in that quote from Dixon is "yet." Every man has his price and Dixon's is clearly much more than $24,000. Via For the Win
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