Dixon shrugs at teammate's offer to exchange jersey number for $24K

San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon (R) stiff-arms Denver Broncos cornerback Aaron...

San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon (R) stiff-arms Denver Broncos cornerback Aaron Hester (L) during the fourth quarter of their NFL pre-season football game in San Francisco, California August 8, 2013. (REUTERS)

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You can't put a price on what appears on the back of one's jersey -- at least according to one NFLer.

San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon turned down a lucrative offer from teammate Nnamdi Asomugha that suggested Dixon fork over his No. 24 jersey number in exchange for $24,000.

The rationale behind Dixon's nixing was simple: that number represents accomplishment.

"I worked hard to get that number when I first got here," Dixon, the 49ers' fourth-string back, told CSNBayArea.com. "I worked hard to get it off somebody else."

Cornerback Asomugha is new to the 49ers, signing a one-year deal in April. He wore No. 24 as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, but will have to settle for other digits with the new club.

"We tried to go $24K for 24, but I told him, 'No, I'm going to keep my 24,'" Dixon explained.


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