When Darrelle Revis was shipped to the Buccaneers, he instantly brought additional star power to an up-and-coming franchise.
That star power didn't entitle the star corner to his familiar No. 24 jersey, however.
Citing a "well-placed source," Paul Lukas of Uni-Watch.com reports that Revis paid Bucs safety Mark Barron $50,000 to secure No. 24, which Revis has donned since entering the league in 2007.
It may seem egregious to pony up 50 grand for a number, but this type of thing is customary throughout the NFL. Players get attached to their jerseys, especially if there's a symbolic meaning behind it. In Revis' case, he became the league's top corner with 24 on his back.
Besides, what's $50K to somebody who's now pulling in $16 million per year?
Chump change, that's what.