Expensive Fight Over NFL Player’s Position Plays Out On Twitter

Sarah Hofmann Contributor
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The New Orleans Saints and player Jimmy Graham are butting heads over what position he plays. His Twitter bio and website say that he’s a tight end, but he is insisting he’s a wide receiver.

The semantics of this matter, since a franchise tight end makes $7 million, while a wide receiver makes $12.3 million. The NFLPA says that Graham performs the actions of a receiver 67 percent of the time, but the NFL says his social media presence shows he identifies as a tight end, making him a tight end, reports For The Win.

Graham might want to think about changing his bio if he wants the extra $5.3 million a receiver gets. He’s been with the Saints since 2010.


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