Adrian Peterson, recovering from knee surgery, was hoping to start fresh in 2012 with a new number. And the NFL was on board with the change, as long as Peterson forked over $1 million.Needless to say, Peterson will not be changing his number…
When it comes to top sales ! Why in the hell do I have to pay a Million dollars to change my number! I don’t even get paid a million dollars by my sponsors a year! Wow!!!…I have to pay a Million Bucks! Somebody’s winning in that situation & ITs not me! So clearly with that said I won’t be changing my number…
In recent years, leagues as well as the league’s apparel manufacturers, have cracked down on players changing their numbers. The problem arises with left over jerseys that have already been produced. Those jerseys become worthless once a player has changed their number.
And even though the NFL is switching to Nike (from Reebok) as the producer of uniforms in 2012, they have apparently already began producing jerseys for the 2012 season.
Of course, the point Peterson is missing in his rant, is that revenue generated from jersey sales is is a part of the NFL’s revenue. And it is that revenue that was used in the new CBA to determine how much money the players receive.
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