By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 at 3:58 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Cornerback Tracy Porter Tweeted that Charles Woodson was given the No. 24 that Porter was assigned when he signed with the Raiders earlier this offseason.
Woodson signed shortly after Porter, and he made no secret that he desired No. 24 because that’s the number he wore during his first stint with the Raiders.
Even so, it didn’t sound as if Woodson was prepared to compensate Porter much, if at all, for the switch. By the sounds of Porter’s Tweets, he didn’t have much say in the matter.
“Well you Raiders fans…your guy has 24. It was TAKEN from me and given to him. #congrats…..too funny how this biz “works”
A short time later, Porter added: “Not mad at all…it’s just the principle and the way it was handled…..said my piece, now back to football.”
Woodson wasn’t available for comment. Perhaps he will weigh in on the issue as soon as Friday.