When Charles Woodson signed with the Oakland Raiders they gave him the number 24 jersey. The only problem is that Tracy Porter had already claimed the number. Originally Tracy Porter voiced his displeasure publicly, but now he is recanting.
“The jersey situation is what it is,” Porter said, per CSNBayArea.com. “It got some attention because I spoke out about it. I didn’t like the way it was handled, but whatever man. I’m not going to leave camp because my jersey number was switched.”
Usually a star player has to barter with a player who already has a number to get the ownership. Darrelle Revis paid $50,000 to keep 24 in Tampa Bay Buccaneer.
“That’s in the works,” Porter said with a smile. “Maybe .5 percent ownership in (Woodson’s) winery or something like that. Honestly it’s all good. I’m just trying to make it through my sixth NFL training camp.”
Porter has been assigned number 31, though he is trying to get number 22, which is what he wore before the season. The only problem is Taiwan Jones is currently using that number, and the cycle repeats itself.
“Given the opportunity to switch it,” Porter said, “I will switch it. “