Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has started rehabbing his injured left knee suffered during the season and had thoughts of starting next year fresh with a new jersey number. He asked his Twitter followers for opinions on him changing to #23 or #21.
On Wednesday, the social networking sports star took to Twitter to let his fans know he would be sticking with #28. It was a decision Peterson was not happy with as he went off on a rant against Nike.
So here is the deal with the number change! So I received a call and I was informed that I would’ve to buy all jerseys that’s been produced
Thus far! N the total amount that I would have to pay blew my mind!!!!!
Why? Ok so I see maybe ten thousand dollars of my total jersey sales! That’s it!!! In I know I’ve mostly likely been in the top ten
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!!!
N I’m talking about my nike deal!
So people may not understand some of the things I say from MY POINT OF VEIW! But this situation says a lot!
#1 I’m in the top jersey sales! # 2 I see maybe 10,000 from those sales#3 I get paid under 1million a year#4 but I oder to change MY number
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
Pay a mill to change number or keep the mill n continue to wear 28?! That’s a easy one… Hell 28 it is!!! Lol
Someone just hit me saying stop crying! Lol I’m sharing my thoughts! I thought that’s what twitter was all about. Anyway I won’t be changing
My number for the reason you have in front of you! So someone said! You got it just pay it! You must be smoking something to thing I’ll
Waste that type of money just to change a number on my work uniform!
Nike replaces Reebok as the official uniform provider for the NFL next year and there had been some speculation that players would be able to change numbers without having to refund the official sponsor. From ProFootballTalk.com:
In past years, a player-initiated number change would have been met with a requirement that the player refund Reebok for the existing inventory of jerseys with the number he wants to abandon. With the new Nike jerseys coming soon, there’s a chance that it will be open season for the shifting of numbers.
Nike continues to redefine ‘big pimpin’. Peterson said he was planning on changing his number to 23 before learning of the million-dollar fee.