It appears that Anthony Dixon's #24 jersey means a lot to him.
So much so, in fact, that Boobie would tell new San Francisco teammate Nnamdi Asomugha thanks, but no thanks, when Asomugha offered Dixon $24,000 to give him the number.
"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."
Even though Boobie turned his teammate down, Asomugha said that he may up the offer even higher to gain the coveted #24 jersey number for the 49ers.
Asomugha continued his quest to claim No. 24 on Tuesday. But Dixon told him, "I'm not ready to sell it, yet."
Sounds like Boobie would consider a higher offer, but it's clear that the number means a lot to him, so it wouldn't surprise me to see him turn his teammate down again. Good for you, Bobbie. That has been your number since high school, and when you got to the league, you had to earn it back. Now that you have it again, no amount of money should be able to take it away from you (unless it's a LOT of money, in which case yeah, sell that thing. It's just a number).
[h/t Brooks Roberts]