Darrelle Revis paid $50K for No. 24

Updated: June 20, 2013, 11:56 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Darrelle Revis was able to secure the No. 24 when he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it didn't come cheap.

A well-placed source told Paul Lukas, who writes Uni Watch for ESPN.com, that Revis paid safety Mark Barron $50,000 to get the No. 24 from the second-year safety.

Barron now wears No. 23.

Because No. 24 is part of Revis' identity he can claim the $50,000 as a business expense in a tax deduction, Robert Raiola, an accountant with FMRTL in Cranford, ...

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